Where Is Their Tomorrow

I eat, I drink, I sleep

I casually dream of yesterday’s

I Shamefully wonder about tomorrow’s

I’m walking along my sunny street

I’m alive and free as a bird

But I’m anxiously emotional about tomorrow

Will the children wake-up without crying

Will the children see sunlight today

Will the children be with their parents tomorrow

Where are the mindless sleeping

Where are their consciences today

Where are their lies going tomorrow

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.

47 thoughts on “Where Is Their Tomorrow”

  1. My singing group sings a song called “Prayer for the Children”. It was written about the children of the Bosnian War. “Can you hear the prayer of the children, on bended knee…) I never thought it, and your exquisite poem, would apply to my own country. Thank you.

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    1. Oh I’m still quite affected by the situation and the continual sad news about the slowness of the program to reunited the families. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ’›


  2. What is stopping political leaders and indeed politicians of every creed and colour speaking out in one voice to these power hungry leaders and letting them know that what they are doing is not going to be tolerated or is it that the many are running scared of the few?

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜Š Our world seems to be getting tougher for the children, and they don’t seem to be a priority by governments. It upsets me greatly. ๐Ÿ˜Š


      1. I know, that’s the sad thing about these big conglomerates and governments, they’re not understanding that humans/people are their most valuable resource xx


  3. much we cannot change about people and their actions, there has been so much sadness from wars and famines yet humans have such an uncanny way of forgetting when their fortunes change for the better. children should have a childhood, we aren’t giving them that anymore. your poem is a lovely tribute Ivor, for all children everywhere, even those in so called safe homes, we never know the abuse they have to endure. love the red in the photo, it surely is an empowering colour.

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      1. Yes I did, but I’m afraid there’s lots more. I follow and a member of the Texas Civil Rights Project, but it’s been progressing better, only because the USA government was ordered by their supreme court to reunite the families. It seems sad that a government has to be told to rectify a situation they themselves created !!

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      2. No I’m casting stones, I abhor our own racist government and their continual use and abuse of refugees as a political tool and scare monger ING to get votes off our misinformed populus ๐Ÿ˜•oh dear Kate what’s wrong with our people who tolerate all these inhumane situations ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜•

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      3. That’s it I suppose, all the stupid sheeple, that believe TV and media are their gods and they can’t think for themselves…. And again that’s the governments like it, ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  4. “There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing…when we save the children, we save ourselves.” – Margaret Mead. She also said : “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” Your tireless voice for the children is heard and welcomed by those few caring people…and all are empowered by you! Thank-you!

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    1. Love these 2 quotes Ellen. I’m still without my computer until next Thursday, so I’ve been a bit restricted in my poetry output, although I’m trying to write on my little phone, it’s a challenge for my patience and my old eyesight. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ’›


  5. Ivor I love your poem it’s surely one of your best and I love that you and your big heart care. Thank you for the beautiful music that is playing while I type.

    Have you tried experimenting with the phone microphone yet? If you read from your handwritten poem into one of a notes app you could copy and paste into WordPress. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you โค๏ธ. It was one of those poems that I wrote in 10 mins, my words pour out when I’m emotional. And yes I can/do listen to The Waterboys for hours on end.
      I shall try the phone microphone tonight. I’ve just written a poem this afternoon, so I’ll give it a go. The smart TV has me beat, the cursor control is too touchy for me โ˜บ๏ธ

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      1. So pleased you’re going to give it a go. You can also say full stop or comma and it will include. Youโ€™ll find you may need to edit the odd word but it will save on typing. Sometimes I use the microphone on my iPad when Iโ€™m writing my daily journal and on the phone I use it for text messages. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. I just use the microphone that comes with the phone and the built in notes App. Some record your voice and playback your voice, but you need a simple notes App that types as you speak into the microphone. Most phones come with this, depends on whether youโ€™re android, apple etc as to which one is best.

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      3. Hi Sue, in the end I needed to get an app, found a suitable one, gave it a try, and wow !! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It worked first go, a few little edits, but overall it was a success, and I enjoyed the experience. I shall definitely be using it again. Thank you โค๏ธ Sue for your thoughtfulness. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. An important poem, Ivor! Thank you for writing it and sharing it!

    I will never understand why/how adults can treat children so badly. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ We were all children once, and like the kids of today we just wanted to be loved, cared for, be safe, respected, valued, etc. And we all have kids in our lives. So why don’t the adults get it together and treat children properly?!

    Every culture or religion has some form of the saying, “Treat people like you want people to treat you.” So why can’t that be applied?

    Sad, for sure.

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