Cheesecake And A Hungry Magpie

I’m out walking with Monty

We’re at the Moorabool Valley Cafe

A rural atmosphere, a relaxing place for me

Lunchtime, coffee and cake

Yes, a tasty sweet berry cheesecake

We’re sitting at an outdoor table

A shady tree-lined patio area

Then suddenly, a magpie lands

He’s a cheeky and hungry bird

And a food thief, if you’re not watching

Monty the guard-dog, just sits there

Watching, not a warning bark to be heard.


Time for us to walk back home

The Cafe is part of a horse agistment farm

We’re strolling past horse paddocks

Monty is fascinated by a nearby horse

He tugs me over , to have a closer look

At close quarters, both stand and stare at each other

I suppose Monty thinks the horse is a big dog

And the horse thinks Monty is a small pony

Wouldn’t the world be a beautiful place

Beholding others at face value, without prejudice

Above Photos: The Cafe, outdoor patio area, and the magpie in centre photo.

Above Photos: Monty and the horse.

Above Photos: The berry cheesecake, a piece of strawberry chocolate I bought at the Cafe, and the hungry magpie



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.

44 thoughts on “Cheesecake And A Hungry Magpie”

  1. I truly would be a more beautiful world if people could/would to that. 🙂

    Happy to see you and Monty having fun! 🙂 Looks like Monty is making some new friends! 🙂

    Your poem is a delight! I laughed at the part where you shared what Monty and the horse are thinking about each other. 😀

    Did you read Monty the poems you wrote about him?!
    I often read the poems I read on WP to Cooper. He listens so intently. 🙂 I enjoy reading people’s poems aloud. 🙂
    HUGS!!! to you and PATS!!! to Monty! 🙂

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    1. Monty sits up on my bed and all those hours while I’m writing and blogging, just staring at me, like I’m some sort of Halloween zombie. 😊 I’m so pleased you and Cooper enjoyed my poem.

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  2. i wish i went on that walk with you, tasty cake, cheeky burd, a horse and a curious dog, the scenery is really lovely, thank you Ivor, in my mid we came back for a second cup and finished off that chocolate. P/S: loved seeing your notebook accompany you

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    1. When you come over we can walk there for a second cup and some strawberry chocolate. Most of time when I’m walking I’ve my backpack on, and it always contains some of my poetry booklets(To sell or give away), a pen, my note book, water of course, and some fruit…….

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      1. the traveling poet! that is such a beautiful picture, backpack of poems and you share them with the world. yes a second cup and chocolate after would be a lovely treat.

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