Do You Know Me

Do you know what I mean

I’m compelled

Not impelled

I’m in a grind

Singularly blind

Do you know what I’ve seen

I’m a slow swimmer

Crawling up river

Mating salmon passing me

Rapids casting me out to sea

Do you know where I’ve been

I’m a lost driver

Unable to deliver

Words unheard, you didn’t read

Wasting another living tree

Do you know what’s the time

I’m now unrequired

Thirsty and tired

Standing on a dry river-bed

Waiting for a dream instead


“I Need You” lyrics

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Lyrics

“I Need You”
When you’re feeling like a lover
Nothing really matters anymore
I saw you standing there in the supermarket
With your red dressing falling and your eyes are to the ground
Nothing really matters, nothing really matters when the one you love is gone
You’re still in me, baby
I need you
In my heart, I need you

Cause nothing really matters
I’m standing in the doorway
You’re walking ’round my place in your red dress, hair hanging down
With your eyes on one, we love the ones we can
Cause nothing really matters when you’re standing, standing

I need you, need you

Cause nothing really matters
We follow the line of the palms of our hands
You’re standing in the supermarket, nothing, holding hands
In your red dress, falling, falling in, falling in
A long black car is waiting ’round
I will miss you when you’re gone
I’ll miss you when you’re gone away forever
Cause nothing really matters
I thought I knew better, so much better

And I need you
I need you

Cause nothing really matters
On the night we wrecked like a train
Purring cars and pouring rain
Never felt right about, never again
Cause nothing really matters
Nothing really matters anymore, not even today
No matter how hard I try
When you’re standing in the aisle, and no, baby
Nothing, nothing, nothing
I need, I need, I need you

I need you
I need you

Just breathe, just breathe
I need you



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.

21 thoughts on “Do You Know Me”

    1. Nick Cave writes beautiful ballads, I was nearly going to attach this one, but I thought maybe too sad for a Sunday Morning.

      Let us go now, my one true love
      Call the gasman, cut the power out
      We can set out, we can set out for the distant skies
      Watch the sun
      Watch it rising in your eyes

      Let us go now, my darling companion
      Set out for the distant skies
      See the sun, see it rising
      See it rising, rising in your eyes

      They told us our gods would outlive us
      They told us our dreams would outlive us
      They told us our gods would outlive us
      But they lied

      Let us go now, my only companion
      Set out for the distant skies
      Soon the children will be rising
      Will be rising
      This is not for our eyes

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    1. Well I suppose I was feeling unsure this morning, and sometimes I’m disillusioned and frustrated with poetry blogging, but maybe I expect too much, don’t worry though, it’s just my thoughts .


  1. Know that you are not alone in how you feel, Ivor. I know how you feel. And so do many other people. Your poem expresses it so well.
    I believe with all of my heart the tired will find rest…the thirsty will find water…the dry river bed will be filled…and the dream will come. πŸ™‚ Always hang on and keep writing your thoughts and feelings into poems! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
    PS…I love the Nick Cave vids.

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    1. It was the way I was feeling this morning, about blogging with my poetry, tired , frustrated, and confused, but I think I’m expecting too much, and as the day has gone by, I’ve calmed down and realised that not everybody thinks like me or you, and I shouldn’t worry about the few who believe in politics and conglomerates !!

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      1. Life is too short to worry about people like that!
        Keep smiling, Keep writing, Keep letting your thoughts and feelings flow! πŸ™‚
        Hope today is filled with positive energy, joy, and peace!
        HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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      1. oh i am so sorry to hear that, people can be mean, some maybe not intentionally but hurts all the same right. yes just ignore them, they aren’t worth your time at all. you are a beautiful soul and amazing person. some people are just rude. just last week i had someone remark that because I tend to wear black a lot I must be an evil person, I was like what?!! it did jar me for a moment but then i knew i had to move on from that irresponsible comment.

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