Swallowed By The Sun

On a fiery hot suburban street

Cobblestones are burning the crowds feet

Bursting blisters, on the ignorant

Touching souls, of the innocent

Solar heat’s scorching from the sky

Our world is being swallowed by the sun

Oh, what have us human’s done

All the rivers are running dry

Fish lay on barren land, waiting to die

Polar icebergs are often seen gliding by

Penguins are moaning without their icy slide

And you’ll hear the groan of baby whales cry

As the ocean, sadly waves us goodbye

Knowing our angels wings are singed and cannot fly

Old mother earth is quickly growing awry

And father time is forever asking why

Ivor Steven (c) 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.

35 thoughts on “Swallowed By The Sun”

  1. Ivor, your poem speaks the sadness and outrage most of us feel so well. But hope is not lost. I believe in the goodness of all beings. I believe that the world is overwhelmingly a kind place, filled with people who love their children, who want to give back to their communities, who work hard, and who are willing to work hard to save our beloved Mother. I think we are a lot more powerful than we realize. It’s been really hard for me, especially lately, to remember this because goodness is a quiet thing. It whispers. The evil shouts, and it is amplified by every repetition until it is almost impossible to hear anything else. I have seen at work the impact of combined positive and channeled thought. It is powerfully healing and limitless. Check out the story of Hoสปoponopono and the Maharishi Effect. โ™ฅ.

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    1. Oh, Niki, I know there’s so much goodness and kindness every where out there, my poem /poem are always about bringing awareness, sometimes in fairly blunt ways ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

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      1. Dear Ivor, I realized after re-reading my own comment and some of the follow-up comments, that I didn’t explain fully what I meant by this sentence: “The evil shouts, and it is amplified by every repetition until it is almost impossible to hear anything else. ” I was *in no way* speaking about your poem when I wrote “repetition.” I think it’s absolutely *crucial* for all of us to be talking about this. I loved your poem. Perhaps I can be forgiven for the late hour, and my concern for you (aka displaced mothering) that had me writing too quickly. No, what I meant by repetition was the news frenzy that is used as a tool by politicians and others who wish to control peopole and polarize them. Here in the US, the GOP/Democrat polarization is so intense that co-workers, friends and even families are alienated from each other (including mine) since the last election. It seems we have forgotten “United we stand. Divided we fall.” Every time I go on Twitter, I see labels being used by both sides, even by our leaders. These labels are comfortable, and true and they make us laugh which we desperately need. But they’re pushing us apart. No, Ivor, your poem is perfect. Forgive my lack of available brain cells at that late hour and my need to make sure you are cheerful, especially now that you are returning to health. I’m happy to be on that journey with you. โ™ฅ. Niki

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      2. Wow Niki this is a big response to my little poem, please don’t worry about me and my writings. Really I’m never offended, unless someone is in complete denial that there is nothing wrong with the state of our planet. I’m happy to have people read my words, and perhaps gain something as well.

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  2. PS I think you’ll love this too, Lynn Twist and Deepak Chopra at the Human Forum. It’s a four-part series. It’s really uplifting and hopeful. It completely changed my view of the world and pulled me out of a really dark place. I took notes. =) โ™ฅ.

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  3. Such an important subject for a poem, Ivor! Brilliantly written!
    And I hope well received by all who read it! Thank you for making people aware and giving good reminders. We MUST actively do what needs to be done to care for every part of nature…from the tiniest to the largest.
    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚

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