Secrets Of Mine

Sandbox Writing Challenge 2018 — Exercise 19. Posted by in Blogging  

“What have you done 
that no one knows about?”

When I was ten and brave

I climbed our tree, a giant Peppercorn

Nearly midnight, and I clambered stark naked.

Maybe it was a full-moon


When I was fourteen and timid

I quickly kissed the girl next door

Under a midday sun, bashfully red-faced

Maybe it was spring-time


When I was seventeen, my voice had broken

I met a gorgeous school girl

I’d walk her home, hand in hand, and in love

I shyly asked her to marry me

She was wiser than me, and said no

I was young and naive


When I was twenty-six and carefree

I married the girl of my dreams

We needed shelter and a home

I went to the local bank for a loan

I lied to the manager and declared assets falsely

We moved into our house, and lived happily ever-after


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.

51 thoughts on “Secrets Of Mine”

    1. Calen’s sandbox challenge, prompted to dig out these memories, and I’d nearly forgotten, so it ended up being an enjoyable write for me. Thankyou for your kind comments.

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  1. A delightful poem about a coming of age that delves into the secret recesses of your heart. Your secrets are brought to light beautifully. Thank-you!

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  2. Ivor, I love this poem. The layers of time and learning, the stages of life, what we will do for others, and when we are willing to cross the line. A great authentic reflection. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Greetings from Sweden! I just noticed you from one of Chris Black’s posts and thought I would come and check out your blog. I am so glad I did. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for dropping by and reading some of my humble writings. I’ll visit yours soon. Only 4.30am here in Geelong at the moment, I think I need more sleep. 😊

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