Don’t Ask Me Why

I read a glorious article by Gina of Singledust this morning, please do go over and have a read, Click >> HERE. Thanks to Gina, her lovely “Letter”, prompted me into remembering this old poem, that’s been hidden away in my archives, and that’s the reason “why” I’m posting these words today.

Unknowingly, I often dream of her serene ashen face

Years ago, I gently held her frailty in my tired arms

Softly whispering to her, last words of love and grace

Don’t ask me why, I count the days, since I’ve missed her charms

I cannot give you a sensible nor plausible answer

Don’t ask my why, I count the weeks, since I lost my way

I’m unable to fathom the depths of my inner cancer

Don’t ask me why, I count the months, since she died that day

Because I’m still gradually recovering

Remembering she’ll never ever go away

And somehow, I’m steadily rediscovering

Knowing someday, I’ll be allowed to stay


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.

34 thoughts on “Don’t Ask Me Why”

  1. Oh I am glad that you posted this Ivor! The verse is beautiful πŸ™‚ Sweet-sad memories!

    And Lana Del Rey! I know not a soul who doesn’t like her.

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    1. Thank you ❀️. Yes it’s quite an emotional poem. I don’t remember posting it before.
      And I really like Lana Del Ray’s version, singing along side Adam Cohen, I’d love to find the video of the full tribute concert to Leonard Cohen

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      1. I shall try more searching when I get home to my computer, and I’m glad you’re enjoying my music choices, the sound of music 🎢 is a glorious to communicate around the world πŸ—Ί ❀️

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      2. Agreed music makes the world a smaller place and unites everybody! I for one love the Australian duo Angus and Julia Stone! If only they ever performed in India!

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      1. Ah Nick Cave. I love his ‘Children’ song!

        Now this one is marvellous! I am lost in the music. Thank you so much for sharing this Ivor.

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  2. I enjoyed reading your very moving poem Ivor, and I still marvel at the way the words appear in your head.
    Thank you for video too, I got a bit carried away and went on to listen to more Adam Cohen. πŸ™‚

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    1. All your visions are quite true, She used to think my poems were ‘cute’, with a big smile for me. When she was near the end, I sat by her side day and night, and I’d read her all my poems

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    1. Thank you ❀️ Colleen, emotional and beautiful are exactly the right words ❀️, there’s no sadness, just lots and lots of nostalgic reminiscing and 😍


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