We will all travel, life’s journey

There’s  reality in the end, a concluding count down

Finality occurs, not a shadow of doubt

Sooner or later, we have to retire, and work no more

Old tools are laid to rest, gathering dust

There’s a time, when we have to say goodbye

To that special one’s,  sad crying eyes

Suddenly life propels us, to pass our friends lives

The people we knew, dwindle to a few

And beyond the lies, earth slowly dies

We the custodians, failed to see overcast skies

Our belief’s shriveled, inside religious sleeves

The jealous and greedy, are yet to eat their last supper

I hope tomorrow’s future, is better than today’s veiled ways

And yesterday’s trials, become the healing castle’s final say




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.

45 thoughts on “Finality”

  1. The combo of the quote, your poem, and Mr. Cohen singing brought tears. Poignant, powerful, heart-touching, Ivor.
    I hope hope hope you are given the go-ahead that all is well and you can “fly” off to some fun soon! 🙂
    Growing well-seasoned (I never say aging or old 😉 ) is quite an adventure…some good, some not-so-good, some great! 🙂 I wish you good and great from this moment forward! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. Oh I sincerely appreciate your thoughtful comments… At !0.00am here, Now !! I’m posting an update…. the beginning has got a slight alteration… to match with a local poetry groups prompt “A shadow Of Doubt”, and An Open Mike, where I’ll be reciting my poem….

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      1. Hi Carolyn, I’ve had a busy day, Had to bus it into town, then walk to my Hospital appointment…. Yeah…..another good report and a great confidence booster for my trip…… They don’t have to SEE me again….. Haha… Wings are on propeller is warming up !!!… 24 days to go….. but who’s counting……..

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      2. Saturday morning and I’m catching a train to Melbourne to have lunch with my cousin Jeff. He went to Philadelphia and New York last year and stayed with our cousins there, the same as I’m about to do. It will a great informative day for me !! 😀😀😉💕❤️

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      3. OOH! Hope you and Jeff have a roarin’ good time! 😀
        OOH, I hope he shares a lot of good traveling tips with you!
        I’ve been to Philadelphia and had a blast but didn’t get to see everything I wanted to. 😦 There is so much history in Philly! 🙂 And so much to do! I loved the art galleries and museums best…especially The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
        HUGS!!! 🙂 😀 ❤

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      4. Sometimes they don’t !! A bit of a come down tonight, I’m having McDonald’s, after being to a wine bar down the road, I was having a chat and a drink. I had 3 glasses of wine, too many for me to be driving home. So I’ve left the car at the wine-bar, and getting a bus home… 🍷😂

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    1. Thank you Punam, sorry I’ve not been over to see your words, I’ve been busy, I’ve just finished producing another Tullawalla booklet, they are quite a lot of work for me 😁☺️💕

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