This is a very old poem of mine, and the poem’s words appeared in my dream-time last night, so I’ve dragged the verse out of my archives, and I’ve rewritten it in present tense. The original title was “With All Her Might”, but I think “Brave” suits Her better now. xx

She had a glorious smile everyday

Despite her painful stay

She tried with all her might

Oh, what a brave fight


She relied on us all, to fill her days

Caring for her different ways

She helped with all her might

Oh, what a courageous sight


She rested, unable to relate

Comfy in her sorry state

She sighed with all her might

Oh, what a sombre plight


She never complained about her fate

Carried our worry weight

She defied destiny with all her might

Oh, what an endless night



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.

40 thoughts on “Brave”

      1. I wrote these lines in March, And I think they say it all for me, you understand me well Sheldon, I thank you for that.
        “I’m a healer who’s lost
        Gravitated by her sorrow
        How do I catch a falling arrow
        And mend her broken cross”

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    1. Lovely Colleen, I was dreaming about her bravery last night, so I suppose it was a message for me to rewrite this old one and present the poem today.


    1. Yes, it’s over 15 years old the poem, in the present tense it’s still ok. At a time not long after my Stroke, and I was writing to help myself regain my language … we were going through the toughest of times, she was the strong one, and off the back of her courage, I was able to continue our fight.

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