Odds And Ends, The Ancient Tree


Oh, time and time again

we wish for time to slow down

preserve our time’s in the sun and rain

and under stars, where lover’s caresses are crowned


The ancient tree of life, scatter your peace

Please sow and share every growing piece


“Don’t Ask Me Why”

‘Cause I don’t know why,

there’s red and blue sky


Do bats fly

Pigs eat in a sty

And politicians lie


We all have a dark side

Like the moon’s other-side

There to be explored

Or left behind on the blackboard


Alive or half dead, we’re the prey of vultures

Poised like loaded guns in a holster

Waiting to strike the poor and innocent

And even the unwilling ignorant


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.

27 thoughts on “Odds And Ends, The Ancient Tree”

    1. Ones of those out of pieces of comments I make, thank you Sue. My exercise program physiotherapy is leaving me tired at the end of the day, and poetry and blogging is lagging behind a bit. But I’m happy with my physical improvement this week xxx

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    1. I like to be called brilliant, haha, one day I’ll see the light… Yes a great old Aussie tune from Joe Camilleri.
      My PT is going ok, there’s good days and bad days….. I’ve a poem on the way…. xxx((Hugs))

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