Sailing By

Gone, a day, weeks, years

Gone, sailing by, lonely nights

Gone, sailing by, the good times

Gone, the years of a life-time


What’s the difference between desire and passion

What’s the chance of finding one in billion

There’s millions in the oceans of the world

There’s thousands of beats to every new heart


What’s the difference between love and pain

What’s the chance of falling in love again

There’s millions of stars in the Milky-Way

There’s hundreds of dreams about love yesterday


What’s the difference between the sea and the sky

What’s the chance of sharing the horizon in July

There’s no answers to your questions

There’s months’ of wonders in the four seasons


Whats the difference the calm and the storm

What’s the chance of being forever warm

There’s dozens of lies before the truth

There were two lives’ under your roof


Gone, a day, weeks, years

Gone, sailing by, your soft nights

Gone, sailing by, the good times

Gone, the years of your lifetime


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.

44 thoughts on “Sailing By”

  1. This was such a beautiful read! ❤
    Every line was so heartfelt and I simply loved the style of your writing and the way you framed your ideas…
    Looking forward to reading more from you, Ivor!

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    1. I’m happy you took your time, and like a lot of my poems, I’ve many questions through life, but I’m still yet to know the answers, and maybe there isn’t any answers to life and love, except just take your chances, and enjoy the millions of experiences along the way

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    1. Thanks dear Stella. It’s 1.15am here, and I’m here rewriting my first poem on blog site, from a “Year” ago, yep, I’ve been blogging a year. I’ll be posting soon.

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  2. you write the questions with such wistfulness Ivor. I don’t have answers, just thoughts and feelings and they change as days go by, nothing seems to be a constant even when we so want it to be. hope you been having some good days too.

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    1. There’s always good days, and life shall keep sailing by, and that’s the answer, jump on the tall ship and go with the flow of the tides and waves … Thank you Gina…. be kind to yourself.

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