Burnt Toast And A Cold Shower

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When it’s so hard to get out of my warm bed

I force myself to throw the sheets off

And I face another day again


When the light doesn’t go on above my head

I replace the globe and flick the switch

And I see Again


When my shower hot water turns cold

I patiently wait for the boiler to reheat

And I shall be ready again


When the toaster burns my bread

I turn the grey dial down to three

And I restart again


When the kettle runs bone dry

I dutifully refill the jug

And enjoy a cuppa’ again


When breakfast is done and it’s time to run

I feel the advantage of being alive

And I smile at my world again


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.

29 thoughts on “Burnt Toast And A Cold Shower”

  1. And tomorrow and all the tomorrows after, you will do it all AGAIN! And, yet again, you have proved that you are an amazingly talented poet. Thank-you!

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    1. Thanks Ellen, today I’m going to watch my amazingly talented niece April sing in an Opera. 😊 They got a glorious review. I’ll see if I can send the article for you via a link☺️


    1. My music’s always playing. Although my computer has crashed this weekend, and I’m only on my phone, which I find so very hard, blogging, reading and writing on the small screen. 😊

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  2. Love it Ivor! Totally agree about the phone. As a computer (of sorts) I use it when needs must, but much prefer the screen of my computer or the iPad. I like to see everything at its best and not as the smallest version available.

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    1. I’ve just written a poem about it, and posting soon, but it’ll be my last one, until my computer is fixed. It’s just too hard for me ☺️ Oh I’m so pleased you liked my my little poem, 🙄😉

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      1. I did Ivor I enjoyed very much. So sorry about your computer. Here’s an idea for you. You prefer to hand write don’t you? Use one of the phone note pads and read into the microphone. Then after editing copy and paste into WordPress. Worth a try 😊

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  3. its the routines of our life that keep me moving forward, burnt toast and all, oh i have those days too and happy we share a common human story. even your daily life sounds like a pretty poem Ivor, i like the simplicity of this poem, it’s so refreshing.


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