How To Climb

This morn, I broke my favourite bowl

We can buy another one

You say lightheartedly

But can we buy another me

I was as clumsy as can be

Awkward to the ninth degree

Oh, to sit down with a cuppa’ tea

Then I stumbling, spilt the milk

All across the kitchen bench

We can easily clean the stench

You say lightheartedly

But can we get another me

Will I continue to fall out of every tree

Will I always miss where I pee

How am I to swim the pacific sea

How am I to climb the stars with thee



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.

56 thoughts on “How To Climb”

  1. I LOVE this! Maybe because it’s me. I lose my glasses, my phone, the outfit I just took out of the closet. It used to be funny when I was 40 or 50. It’s not funny at 66. Sometimes I think everyone would be better off with a “different” me…but then it wouldn’t be ME…would it? You make me think and feel, my friend…….

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  2. all said above … another test .. ho hum!
    As I’d said a 24 hour carer might be called for so you can just chill and heal for a while πŸ™‚
    You will bounce back Ivor but it will take time, please be gentle with yourself πŸ™‚

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      1. Yep, i.m home now, my first good MRI scan for six weeks, I’m not producing anymore blood clots to my brain,Yeah, so another scan in 5 weeks, feeling less stressful xx

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