By The Waters Edge, (Tullawalla)

I’m in an isolation cabin

Like a waiting mosquito larva

Ready to burst

Surrounded by sand and sea

And a river mouth

Tidal and free

And I share my daily bread

A piece for you, for her, for them

Thoughts of you

I dream of now and then

I see your flowered coffin


I’m tangled in a cocoon

Like an angry dragon-fly

Begging to break free

Surrounded by water-grass and weed

Tea-tree and Dunes, far as the eye can see

And a garden bed

Grown from seed

And I share my weekly menu

A piece for you, for her, for them

Thoughts of you

I stare down upon a fallen brave

I see your flowered cave

Ivor Steven (c) 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.

28 thoughts on “By The Waters Edge, (Tullawalla)”

      1. It was about living in my parents home, with my drug dependent brother, my mum and dad had recently passed, and I was still grieving for Carole. On top of which my 3 year old relationship had ceased. And I was trying to create that old worldly times feeling, I’m not sure it worked, but I was so much in a tangle within myself. I look back and wonder, at how I got through it all. I just keep wondering and I keep writing


    1. I know what you mean, yes our memories are always with us. although the pain has definitely subsided, sometimes my dreams are still so vivid, and now i smile at myself for having having such a wondrous ability to recall the those glorious times, yes, with a few tears of course, but mostly my heart is healed and my soul is happy to share her spirit. xxx

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