Foreign World

An old poem of mine, that I’ve reworded a bit to be in the present tense of today. I hope you enjoy the reworking of this piece..

I’ve been stuck inside this shabby carapace.

Wondering if I’ll ever be able to about-face

Maybe I could borrow my angel’s wings, unfurled

Explore and travel the foreign world

Time has come, to escape this holding place.

Discovering, I’m able to find lost grace.

To wander the harvest field.

Now I see beyond the shield.

Rid the shackles of my broken heart.

Return to reality, and apply for a restart

Healthy enough to hide from prying ghouls

Free to walk past the tardy bar stools

Go flying, with all the other old fools.

And paddle ankle-deep in life’s distant pools.

Ivor Steven (c)

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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.

67 thoughts on “Foreign World”

  1. “Rid the shackles of my broken heart..Return to reality, and apply for a restart.” I really like those lines.
    Amazing poem Ivor! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค Be yourself and the world will fall in love with who you truly are! โค

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    1. Thanks Mel, t’is the season for those memories, I always struggle this time of year, and I know you will be thinking about your dear sister too, but I’ve come to realise it’s only natural, and I now enjoy reminiscing the those wonderful good times ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

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      1. That’s the spirit! Lol… Now off you go to wherever it is one can find someone to charm these days. I’m so out of touch with all of that. After almost 24 years of marriage, I’m not exactly the best person to be giving dating advice. Lol… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      2. Thatโ€™s so sweet youโ€™re continuing with it then. Thatโ€™s the way she would have wanted it and I imagine she is quite pleased with you because of it. ๐Ÿ’›

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, and sincerely thanks for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, and I’m from Geelong, Australia, Cheers. Ivor ๐ŸŒ


  2. Thatโ€™s so lovely, Ivor, yet tinged with such sadness. The uncertainty of what is out there comes over, but I feel like youโ€™re a butterfly, ready to burst out of your chrysalis & take on the world! Go you! I love the line, โ€œGo flying, with all the other old fools.โ€ โ˜บ๏ธ

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  3. Wonderful, Ivor!
    The journey is often new, unfamiliar, scary, BIG, different, etc., but the people we meet, and the adventures we have along the way, often make life so sweet!
    I’m so glad you are a part of my world through this journey of WP! You add so much joy and fun and wisdom! Thank you!
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh Carolyn, your following my recovery progress and now my incredible trip is more a pleasure for me than you’ll ever be able to understand, your words bring me great joy, and your friendship fills my heart with warmth and happiness,

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