The Invisible Me

The Sandbox Writing Challenge 2018 — Exercise 6

This week’s challenge is What is holding you back? 

From, calensariel, Impromptu, Promptlings.

The Invisible Me

I’m too soft and creamy, like melted chocolate.

Naive to a fault, until it’s too late.

Vulnerable, like a wafer and ice-cream in-between,

During a local hot day of one-hundred degrees.

Afraid of being visible to the vast unseen.

Confidence is scrambled, and of low esteem.

Drowning, like our worlds sick honey bees.

Choking on my words of melancholy and wanna be’s.

Crawling like a man cut-off below the knees.

Falling like a stone, and I’ve yet to set her free.

Far too trusting for these rough open seas.

And no idea of what, I want to do or be.

Scared of my own illiterate tendencies.

Wondering if a publisher would even read me.


Ivor Steven (c)  2018

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

22 thoughts on “The Invisible Me”

  1. This is beautiful Ivor!

    BTW as long as she reminds within your heart you will never have to let your wife go.

    Even if you chose to love another you will still and always love your wife.

    No one can ever take her out of that special place within your heart.

    And if another tries to do so then that person doesn’t really love you no matter how much she claims thst she does.

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    1. Hi Colleen, My words didn’t quite come out right, I was trying to say, her soul won’t be free until I join her, but if I said that, then some readers might think I’m on my way, but anyhow I was stuck between, the deep blue sea, and Thee.


    1. A bit of poetic licence I suppose, but I’m afraid 😨 I’d been suffering an anxiety attack for a week, which happens to me every now and then, probably triggered a pressure work situation, coupled with another case of Ivor being taken advantage of and my vulnerability

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