Mystic Man

I’m digging a tunnel

With my ball and chain

Underneath the great wall

Towards the east side of the moon

Away from these wasted days

Beyond the drain of pain

My eyes search for a light

Through my grotto’s ceiling crack

Resolutely my heart yells at me

“There’s no turning back”

Fingers are bloodied

Toes are blistered

My throat is parched

Lips are sweat covered with dirt

I’m desperate for the evening rain

And a cooling breeze

Fresh upon my old crusty skin

I’m to meet a mystic Arab

Cloaked in cloth of indigo blue

He’s been sent by Muhammad to save me

Burst me free, and find my lost kin

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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 “Mystic Man”

      1. Thanks Kate, yes, I’m up and about ready and waiting. Actually feeling reasonable this morning, and my headache’s mild. I’ll go have a shower and make myself pretty. 😊 How’s things going for you up there on the ranch. 😊

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      2. Hi Kate, I’m to stay in isolation for maybe 2 more days, until I’m cleared of having TB, its a slow process, but I’m feeling quite reasonable today, although very weak and tired πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸ™„

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      3. good then see it as an opportunity to catch up on sleep, rest, snooze … whatever to recover your energy for a return home … you know that you go full pace once you’re out so this is a much needed enforced rest!

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      1. a very happy ending, he found the love of his life and the treasure his heart was seeking, I have read it so many times and gifted to my family and friends, the most profound book ever to me. magical realism and tender romance, just beautiful words every line

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      2. I’ve awoken, I’m still in Isolation, and still waiting for news of my results, I’m becoming frustrated. Hopefully my doctors will have some answers in the morning πŸ˜†

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  1. Hello Ivor, I’ve read the comments, you have so many people worried about you on here.
    Keep that chin up, and keep up with the recovery. I’m sure your doctors will share the news just as soon as they have a definite diagnosis. It must be frustrating for you. Oh, I enjoyed your poem , how do you manage to think up all these lovely verses you keep treating us to? πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Dear Sue, I’m going ok, I’ll probably be in isolation for 2 more days, but my team of Doctors are working hard on my situation. As for my poetry, well I’ve got plenty of time to myself here. And my unusual hospital environment has supplied with plenty of subject matter, and my crazy imagination does the rest
      A Haiku for you😘

      Four walls surround me
      Isolation inundates
      Permeates my head

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      1. Not everything is black and white and somethings are harder to diagnose than others, I hope your great medical team find the answers soon. Love my Haiku and thank you πŸ™‚

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  2. I know you must feel tired of being cooped-up and so frustrated, but even in this difficult time you are keeping your spirit of love alive and you are releasing some feelings and thoughts in your amazing poems! πŸ™‚
    I hope you have good news soon and are out!
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. Hello Heather, I’m home 🏑 now, and feeling reasonable, 3 weeks was a long time in hospital, I’ve more visits back to hospital, for test’s and scans. 😊 They are still trying to find the bug/cause of what mademe so πŸ€’ Some of my cultures have 5 more weeks to grow !! πŸ˜‰ Hopefully they will find some answers soon.

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