Beyond Today There Is Tomorrow

Beyond the broken porthole

I stand on a basin pedestal

I’m going down with the ship

She left the wreck last week

Left my bones in the bathroom

Drowning in the blue lagoon


Last night there was a fire down the street

On the other side of the creek

I heard the commotion in my sleep

The old farmhouse was burnt to the ground

And lingering smoke on the water whispered sounds

Of memories lost and a loyal dachshund


The Alien poet’s brain

Is a fascinating place

A distant surreal view

Hooked, like a fish on a line

Laying tomorrows foundations

On old pieces of used paper

Using dried up ink as mortar

And the sky is the work’s next brick

Remembering yesterdays sunshine

Is today’s dawn and beyond


Ivor Steven (c)Β  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.

63 thoughts on “Beyond Today There Is Tomorrow”

      1. The Doctor has always been
        a good travelling companion.
        Tom Baker was always my
        favourite one (being modelled
        on Bob Dylan).
        Now he’s trans into a woman!?
        Throughout my time travels,
        Ivor, I’ve discovered I was never
        truly alone.

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      2. I’m looking forward to the next Doctor Who series. 😊 I don’t watch much TV, but I do watch the Doctor πŸ“Ί. It’s great that you’re a fellow Whovian

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  1. I really like this:

    “The Alien poet’s brain

    Is a fascinating place

    A distant surreal view”

    I think that’s the wonderful thing about poetry, is that it is one of the few ways we can help open see things in an alien way.

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    1. Thanks Samantha, my friends at the pub think I’m a bit of crazy poet, so I use the word Alien quite a lot throughout my poems, and like you say, we allow ourselves to view our surrounds from outside the bubble of normal life …

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      1. i understand – and I think a bit of weirdness is necessary in poetry (good poetry, anyway). We need voices that are creative, different, or even strange – otherwise everything begins to look the same.

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      2. I’m one for jotting done my weird thoughts and pieces of my dreams that I remember, and some of my poems are formed from these collective bits. Also I’d like to thank you for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, and I’m from Geelong, Australia. Cheers Ivor.

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      3. That sounds like a perfectly admirable way to do poetry to me. And thank you likewise for the follow! I definitely look forward to reading more. FYI, I’m from Oregon in the United States!

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    1. And it’s good of the “The Men In Black” to let me stay out here on the planet 🌏 and allowing me to keep writing my alien πŸ‘Ύ words. 😊 😊


  2. For some reason I am very drawn to the line “I heard the commotion in my sleep”. There’s something about it. Maybe it strikes a cord with me about how I’ve “heard” things in my sleep while dreaming…..

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    1. I think they’re under the houses, and in the ceilings, in the trenches, yep, that’s why I go to the pub on Thursday instead of the bank, always safer at the pub, you can always shoot them down with a beer 🍻 gun πŸ”«, I bet they’ve been shot with beer,.. πŸ˜†

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  3. You are a most beautiful Alien Poet who shares from the heart and soul!
    And the images in this poem are so vivid and memorable, Ivor!
    HUGS!!! πŸ‘½
    PS…I have a friend who has always said that I am an Alien. So, I say, “Well, until The Mother-ship comes to pick me up…you’re stuck with me!” πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

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  4. Ivor, I’m enjoying your not of this world poetry. My favourite Dr Who actor was Matt Smith, with David Tennant coming in as a close second. Having previously liked Peter Capaldi, for me the Dr Who role was wrong for him and he failed to draw me in.

    I cannot get my head around the sex change of Dr Who. The hero, the knight in shining armour persona, the protective male character has always won me over and I’m not alone in my disappointment that the BBC has introduced a young woman, Jodie Whittaker to replace our traditional male hero. What were they thinking?

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