A Poem About Me

Share your poem with me!                                                                                                 Written By Gina, of Singledust

“Last week in my feature at the Go Dog Go Cafe I put out a call to write a poem to introduce yourself. the idea was formed from a spoken word poetry meet I attended. 

If it inspires you to write one, Pingback to here or my Come Sit With Me post and I will feature it this week at the Cafe! 

No word limit but….you know what I mean!

I would really like to read who you are in your own words!


Here’s my poem, about me, Ivor.

About Me, And My Links  <<< Click Here For Gina’s Post.

How to write a poem about me

The boy who lives by the sea

As a youngster, I was not a loud speaker

Just shy and quiet, a daytime dreamer

With visions of yesteryear well-preserved

Good times, on the beach and in the surf

I loved Vegemite, honey and ice-cream

And my life became just a little dream


Looking at the mirror of a calm bay

I see sun-burnt freckles and dark hair, that turned grey

Struggling, life was disappearing after my Stroke

Emotionally I was crying out, who’s left to row the boat

Needing strength, my stars echoed, “I Do Thee Shine

Now I’m left with these words of mine

Recalling all of the days in my time

Leaving my empty hands full, of memories and rhymes



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.

72 thoughts on “A Poem About Me”

    1. oh Jane, you’ve made my day, I wasn’t sure it would work properly, it’s always had to join up titles and make flow ok. xxxx wow , Ivor got called brilliant… hmmm….. maybe Leonard’s listening….

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  1. love how you presented yourself here Ivor. I can imagine you reading this out loud to much happy applause. lovely to know we both have a connection with the sea. very creative once again with the links in your verses, it really tells of the real you. I humbly thank you for taking up the challenge! you are the most enigmatic poem!

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    1. Oh thanks so much Gina, I didn’t think it was going to work, when I came up with the idea of the links to my poems telling my story. It’s the first time I’ve used multiple links in a post, and I found the task a bit daunting, but I’m pleased with the result.

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      1. Definitely not effortless, I made lots of link transfer errors, but as you say, my poem is a good reward for my stubborn persistence to achieve a good conclusion for my crazy idea, hehehe….

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      1. Never be sorry with me dear sweet Ivor,beside I missed lots as well recently.these holidays have been busier then I thought🤷🏻‍♀️an other week and routine will be resumed 😁


  2. It’s really easy to write a picture on exhibition cause really I’m a flat screen with high definition…true colors never fade…I can write
    about whole new world…bad tell about its tales…..I can be sad cause I feel too much or sad truths about the world..mixed with passion and spirit
    I am my own delight

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  3. Oh, this is so cool and so clever, Ivor!
    A lovely poem about wonderful you and your amazing poems!!! 🙂
    Now, I am off to click on the blue links!

    Oh…that reminds me…you are BLUE…

    HUGS!!! 🙂

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      1. Red might be your color!

        Dainty-Dancer…er…no…I meant to type Delightful! 🙂

        Seriously, it was a joy to read all of your poems that you linked. When you shared, in those poems, about your life and family, etc., it brought back memories of my own life. Thank you for sharing your mind, heart, and soul in your poems!
        HUGS!!! 🙂

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this. The multiple links made me feel like I was following a thought pattern or entering different parts of your psyche. Touching, moving and funny, all at the same time.

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    1. Oh Gina, you’re a gem, what a splendid idea, and I’m feeling honoured and privileged to be mentioned here amongst such illustrious writers and their glorious poems. 😊 💛


    1. Thanks Stella, I enjoyed do the link format, I’d never tried multiple Links in an article before, took me a while to work it all out, but I’m happy with result, and I’ve had readers who read all my links, oh wow, there was nearly too many I thought…. And how are you going dear Stella. xxx

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      1. I’m ok. Not much has changed. I’ve started back to school so I’m really busy. I really like your results too!:) I think of my dear friend Ivor as soon I open WordPress:) I sent you an email.

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  5. Amazing lines”now i left all with these words of mine,recalling all days of my time,leaving my empty hands full of memories and rhymes”.very well written,i think -by Gina.great and most lovely🌷

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      1. Haha, yep, still on the tracks, I went to China in October 2018, before my strokes, and I went to New York/Philadelphia in May 2019 after my strokes, which happened in December 18 and February 19…and now we have had a 2020 year of Covid, I’m definitely feeling frazzled and tired .. 😊🌏

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      2. On and On We Go

        every second, a commitment
        every breath, a moment
        every moment, a feeling
        every feeling has a heartbeat
        and the beat goes on and on
        a soft beat to every step, to and fro
        and step by step the moments go
        a quest for answers never stops
        until our eternal sun drops

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