Reverse the Smiles

Stop your smiles

I’ve slipped back three miles

No more well wishes

There’s only yesterday’s dirty dishes

Bake me my favourite cake

We’ll have to leave it til late

Nothing’s going straight

How long will I wait

Before I cry again

From my demon’s pain

He’s throwing me an unfair game

There’s no-one to blame

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.

42 thoughts on “Reverse the Smiles”

      1. wow that was a scaringly short exit … I’m not liking this Ivor, they obviously should not have let you go first time … please insist on staying until you feel well enough to walk out on your own!

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  1. Oh I donβ€˜t like thos one! It touched me personal even if I cannot complain about physical illness. i wish you ll the best my friend, no anxiety to fight and be well again to come back!!!

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  2. 😦 😦 😦

    I hope this time ’round is the charm and you are well before they spring you out.

    You still have prayers, healing thoughts and wishes, and (((HUGS))) with/to you, from me! And from Cooper! πŸ™‚

    No bugs or slugs allowed! Just HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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  3. Beautifully crafted. Love the rhymes and the depth of your poem. Wish you get better soon and, please, take care of yourself, Ivor. No doubt your great sense of humor helps you a lot. I have menopause and so I know about the hot flushes. You know what? You indeed got pregnant and had a child: this lovely poem. Thanks for sharing!

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