Beyond The Trapdoor

Hi dear readers, I’m home !! Below is the 2nd poem that I had published  in the Geelong Writers General Anthology, 2018.

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Beyond The Trapdoor


I’ve been there so often

I’ve lost my fear, gone, forgotten

The darkest abyss

Under a cobblestone crest

Opening into a gloomy manhole

Trapdoor to the soul


Below the floor

My elbows do score

Over dried out soil

Beneath sticky cobweb curtains

Fingernails claw my way

Toes pushing against crumbled clay


No space, dusty tears

No air, dirt I chew

Shouldering under bearers

Squeezing, I burst through

I’m here, there’s a job to do

I begin searching for you


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.

35 thoughts on “Beyond The Trapdoor”

    1. Haha, my friend who picked me up from the hospital last night, dropped into book launch on our way home, got my books for me, there were 3 different books that my poems appeared in, this one i had 2 poems,( we were only allowed to enter 2 poems), …. so I’ve been a goodie boy…. xxxx

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    1. It’s lovely to home, but I’ve lots of rest to catch up on, I’m still so tired, and I’ll be going to bed soon, I hope you have a lovely weekend, and I’m sorry that I’m not reading nor hardly commenting, xxxx

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      1. If you apologise again I will not give you dessert before bedtime…LOL! Rest and recharge Ivor, reading at your pace, so happy to see you home.


    1. There’s a couple more to come, and the book publications could not have come at a betterer time, reading them has perked me up very nicely, and because I know most of the authors it’s wonderful to put a face to their words.

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    1. Thank you ❤️ Punam, yes it’s nice to be home 😊. Although back visiting the hospital tomorrow for a MRI scan. 😊. I’m happy you liked my poem, I’m posting 6 of them that got published over 2 Anthology’s and a chapbook 😊

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