A Drought Of Tears In The Sky

Last night I tossed and turned, restless in my warm bed. I was dreaming these words tumbling around in my head


A Drought Of Tears In The Sky


How many empty clouds are floating in the sky

Before all the dark linings wave goodbye


How many lakes of sorrow will run dry

Before all the shallow waters will die


How many barren rivers must we try

Before all the deepest wells smell high


My hidden wishing well has run bone dry

I’ve no more flooding tears left to cry


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.

40 thoughts on “A Drought Of Tears In The Sky”

      1. Yes, and this song is almost a perfect example. and his opening line is superb
        ” Oh I’ll never get to that star
        But I’ve seen the universe in a blade of grass”

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  1. Sean’s voice always touches deep…heart and soul. (This is one of my favs of his wonderful songs…and it always brings tears. I think we all want that…to leave something good behind.)
    Like Sean’s songs, your poems touch deep, too, Ivor.
    Thank you.
    I don’t want to think about you tossin’ and turnin’ and not getting a good sleep. But, you certainly got an amazing poem out of all that motion! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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    1. I was nearly rattling by the morning. I’m so pleased you understood the depth of my poem today,…….wow…….. if my words were as deep as Sean’s voice, I’d be ecstatic…. xxx

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  2. I love the way words come to you during sleepless nights. During my sleepless nights I try to shut down my brain from thinking about other people , shopping, tasks to be done the next day. It never gives up! πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m feeling ok, it’s more the disappointment that I had another minor stroke, and I’m back in hospital having more tests. And so my problem has yet to be solved, 😁😎β™₯️πŸ₯

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