I’m A Dreamer

Laying here on a hospital bed, life’s not quite right

Today’s window, isn’t in sight

The sun did rise, the day’s alight

Answering the sky, I’m a dreamer of the night

Morning thoughts of the day ahead, within this quiet

I could be in the park, flying my orange kite

Under a cool verandah, riding my silver bike

On the surf beach, cleansing myself of this blight

Soaking in seawater, sunbathing my body beyond white

Reality strikes, I’m here waiting for the next test’s bite

Ivor Steven (c) 2019

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Hi, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm a retired, part-time 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 18 months, and writing poems for nearly 18 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.

48 thoughts on “I’m A Dreamer”

  1. Hope you’ve had a good day Ivor. Your poem reminded me of my Graham, he ‘d ignore the fact he was ill and would say ” I could be doing all sorts if I wasn’t stuck in here!” πŸ™‚

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      1. I’m feeling ok, and lots of walking in the hospital. And I’ve day leave passes on the weekend. Get to go home for a few hours, and I’ll water my garden 🏑😊

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      2. Oh, Ivor, I’m so sorry that all this has happened to you but I’m pleased you’re having some time out. At least you are being cared for while you are there. πŸ™‚

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  2. Ivor, I am so sorry to hear you haven’t been well. I haven’t been keeping up with my blog reading lately, so obviously I’ve missed hearing about you. I am wishing you a speedy recovery.

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      1. Well you’re certainly in the right place. I hope they figure it out quickly and you’re out and about in no time 🀞

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  3. your thoughts can take you anywhere Ivor, up and beyond the pain – I am thinking of you. May today be a little less heavy and a smile to lift whatever comes your way


    1. In hospital for a week of tests and investigative procedures. I’m feeling ok, and enjoying an afternoon leave pass away from the hospital. Should be back home Tuesday or Wednesday πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ€—


    1. The golf course is about 30 mins away, I’ve played there often. And I’ve swam at the beach a lot. The surf beach is actually called 13th Beach, which was named after the 13th hole at the Famous Barwon Heads golf course that is beside the 13th Beach golf course. It not to be so windy tomorrow.

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  4. You can escape in your imagination, dreams, poem writing, reading, music, etc!
    And all this testing will be over soon!
    Continued best wishes, healing thoughts, sincere prayers, warm hugs!!! 🙂
    Mr. Van Morrison has always been a fav of mine, too. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  5. ((returning hugs)) thank you Carolyn, for your lovely positive comments. I really appreciate your words. It’s been tough to stay confident and keep writing, while I’ve been coping with all this personal pressure. β˜ΊοΈπŸ€—. I love reading your wonderful stories about my poems, they all give me a happy smile. And I think we both definitely love music 🎢🎢β™₯️

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