Across The Hallway

 Sunday morning bliss 

A memory, a wish 

Confirmation, of a promise 

A togetherness kiss 


My tears do dwell 

I was under her spell 

There’s no need for show and tell 

You know my heart well 


There’s a memory lane 

Within my sighing veins 

Pumping slowly, flowing deep 

A river of dreams that never sleep 


Visions of a begone life 

A joyful husband and wife 

The glory days are gone 

Happily, I’ve begun to move on 

And remember with fondness 

Our first, and last kiss 



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.

31 thoughts on “Across The Hallway”

    1. Thanks for the hugs, my memories are mostly sweet these days, I hope my words convey my good energies. Although it’s back to reality today, I’m plumbing in the afternoon. Have a good day Gina..

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    1. Very observant Robert, actually the 4 stanza’s were little poems I’d written over the weekend, and this morning I join them together, and the longer poem is the result, I’m hoping it does’t read too disjointed.

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  1. This poem is so poignant and beautiful, Ivor! One of your best!
    I can’t even imagine the pain and loss you have been through. 😦 You must miss her so so so much. 😦 But, I know she is still with you in so many ways and will always be in your heart. 🙂 And she would want you to think of the good memories and smile and laugh…as you move forward. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the Hugs….. we went through
      a lot together, and I’m not sure what I’ve sent you, but you might like to read “Olive Eyes” and “Stroke, Who’s Left To Row The Boat” ,


  2. I watched my mom go through what you describe. It broke my heart to watch hers shatter. I’m so glad you are finding a way back to peace and joy, Ivor. You deserve so much joy and love in your life. ♥.

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