Dear Friends, A Letter To You

Dear friends

Last night I went out

Enjoyed myself

Good company and plenty of fun

There were some children there

I saw the children laughing

At the foolish antics

Of us silly adults

I arrived back home

After midnight

Then I read in bed

Some of my blog comments

Responses to my recent poems

About “We can help the children”

I was deeply touched

I started crying

Emotions tore at my heartstrings

Tears flooded my soul

Your replies were sincere

And compassionately moving

Dear friends

I thank you

One and all

May our solidarity

“Help the children”



Ivor Steven (c) Β 2018

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Hi, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm a retired, part-time 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 18 months, and writing poems for nearly 18 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 “Dear Friends, A Letter To You”

      1. Yes its time but carrot top is not finished not finish by a long shot he’s has to rub elbows and knees with rusha and than play army with his toy soldiers …….it tired me out to watch and listen

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  1. I have been little more than a puddle of tears today, that is quickly becoming an ocean. This letter is one of your many masterpieces. I’m sure that as an Australian, you know the history behind “You’re the Voice” and John Farnham…I love it, the story and the song! I am also honored and gratified that you choose to share the quotes that I so love. “The only international language in the world is a child’s cry.” – Eglantyne Jebb. In April of 1919 she was the founder of Save The Children along with her sister, Dorothy Buxton. Thank-you and yet again, Thank-you !!

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    1. 0h Ellen, thank you ❀️ for another great quote, and I shall be using the quote in one my poems. I’m grateful to you for your kind support, your words give me more heart to continue on with my little efforts to help☺️


  2. Yes, I hope it will!

    And we thank YOU, dear friend!

    I was watching a movie recently about silence and I knew the thing I’d miss the most if people were forced to be silent would be the laughter of children. We must make the world a safe peaceful place where all the children in the world can play and laugh.


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  3. very beautiful words Ivor and the children will one day read this, and know they were loved though not known personally, they are really so precious, it hurts to see them manipulated and used. your reflections are brutal and pure at the same time

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