A Bike To New York

Come rain hail or shine

I’ll be ready for that Qantas Airline

Now I’ll always have time

To appear like I’m in my prime

I’ve a second-hand new toy

That’ll bring me pain and joy

Donated by a kind friend

Helping me get back on the mend

I’m fortunate and high as a purple kite

Under my verandah, I’ve a new silver bike


Ivor Steven (c)Β  2019

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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 “A Bike To New York”

    1. No I’ve not done that yet, it arrived early this morning. The setting can’t be changed, but it’s set on easy, so ok for me…Maybe “Qantas” is a good or “York”, that’s the name on the bike, if you look closely 😊

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      1. You got that β€œright” Ivor, the correct side of the road and the car! LOL. The toilets flush in a different direction also.

        If you think you might get home sick. Bring a shovel, word on the street is you can dig yourself to China or Australia from America!

        Safe travels Ivor!

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  1. Wow! A great new ride, Silver Streak! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚
    Yes, get yourself ready for all the walking you will do on your trip!
    I hope you won’t feel like a stranger on your trip. There are many wonderful, friendly, kind people in the USA…even in big cities like NY! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. No I won’t be feeling like a stranger, just a good old song I liked that seemed to fit. And yes I need to get fit…. And here I was talking about my silver bike in a poem the other day …..!!

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      1. Thank you Carolyn, and yes it’s been another tough time. I’m a bit older now, and it’s definitely a lot harder, and I’m afraid I’ve got to take it a lot slower…. !!

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      1. Yes you have Ivor. I do love the pedaling. I save all of the shows I want to watch for when I”m on the bike at home. Makes riding more fun. πŸ™‚


    1. Haha I like your confidence Arbie, I’m quite sore this morning after yesterday. but I’ll give every thing another go today, consistency is the secret for this little Turbo Snail. xx

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