Ivor Steven: Pumpkin Soup Again

A big Slurpy Thank You to Slasher Monster Magazine for publishing “Pumpkin Soup Again”, in their fabulous magazine, please go over and visit the site.


Headโ€™s falling like an unpinned grenade.

Soon ready to explode.

Burying shrapnel pieces in corners of shade.

Scattered like broken retina globes.

Razor blades shredding memory lockets.

Slivered icicles inside blurry sockets.

Needles of pain.

Sheets of sleet before the rain.

Bloodied eyeball tracks like meteor trails.

And the pain-numbing capsules do fail.

Oh please, blindly needing to set sail.

Upon swirling Oceans, like Homerโ€™s tales.

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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.

29 thoughts on “Ivor Steven: Pumpkin Soup Again”

    1. Thank you Calen, it’s an appropriate piece for me today ๐Ÿ˜†, I’ve a terrible hangover after a funeral for a life long friend yesterday and the subsequent wake ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thank you Sue, he was the dad of my mate that I went on the cruise with. Another piece of sad news that greeted me after I got home from the cruise. Max was like a second father to me during my 57 years of involvement together with our Local Football Club, Max was the founding President of our club, it’s our Sixtieth Anniversary this year

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  1. Always happy to have you aboard the SMM horror train, Ivor! I didnโ€™t realize this excellent piece had been about how your friend’s death affected you. Iโ€™m sorry about your pain, Sir Ivor.


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  2. I enjoyed reading your poem, but I am sad to read all the messages and finding out your long time friend has passed. I am the first to admit that I fear death — I don’t know what’s on the other side, and I’m in no hurry to find out. So you and I will keep the blogs a bloggin’ and not worry about the future.

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  3. I’m sorry that this is such a difficult time of year for you Ivor. Even if we tore up all the calendars, anniversaries such as this would still hit hard. I hope you’re feeling stronger soon xxx

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    1. Thank you Jane, for your special thoughts, as time, days, weeks pass I shall be ok, I’m always stunned at how much I’m still emotionally affected , but I’ve at least learnt, that the feelings subside and I’m a lot more joyous and positive about these events.

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      1. It takes a long time, but the most important thing is to smile at happy memories, no matter how sad you feel sometimes.
        My daughter’s partner died when she was pregnant with their first child. It was 22 years ago this July. We all loved him and even now, July is a difficult month.

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