Dusty Passport


The “Weekly Word Prompt, this week is: Passport

Dusty Passport


Here I was resting, home again from hospital

A mystery illness, had laid me up

I was rekindling thoughts of travelling to America

An adventure I’d always promised myself

Night is not always dark, you know

Firstly I had to find my passport

Yes, I’d hidden it somewhere safe

After turning the bedroom inside out

Then throwing the lounge-room upside down

The lost document was on a garage shelf

Looking dusty, but still only five years old

Jumping for joy, you’d think I’d found gold

Hardly ever been stamped, a Chinese one, that’s all

Many years to pass, until my last call

I clasped that passport firmly in my hand

And I said, “It’s time”, before my clock runs out of sand


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.

8 thoughts on “Dusty Passport”

  1. Yes, like Blondie…one way or another…you are taking and completely the steps to get where you need/want to go! 🙂

    YAY for the found passport! Dust that baby off! You have many adventures ahead, Ivor! 🙂

    Love the poem, Ivor…AND song AND photo! Love seeing your poem-writing process and in your paper-pen-handwriting process! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…Ha, what’s the old saying? Things are always in the last place we look! 😉 😛
    PSS or is it PPS (?)…The line “night is not always dark, you know”…I will memorize this because it will help with those nights that are dark. Thank you, Ivor! 🙂 Actually, I do find courage, strength, peace, joy and other positives at night, especially when gazing at the night sky, moon, and stars. 🙂

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    1. Oh Deborah Harry was a real fav’ of mine (still is)
      The actual story about finding my passport, was quite true, haha, it was a few months ago. And the line ‘Night is not always dark, you know” is from my Sunday morning poetry group ((Hugs))

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  2. Well, it’s good news you’re back from the hospital again, but I wish you weren’t having so many frights to begin with.

    I enjoyed the poem! But do you recall why you stored your passport on a garage shelf? Weren’t there safer places? Just curious.

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