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)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.

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! πŸ™‚

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

    Love the poem, Ivor…AND song AND photo! Love seeing your poem-writing process and in your paper-pen-handwriting process! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
    PS…Ha, what’s the old saying? Things are always in the last place we look! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›
    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! πŸ™‚ Actually, I do find courage, strength, peace, joy and other positives at night, especially when gazing at the night sky, moon, and stars. πŸ™‚

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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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