The Chosen Two

Dear readers and followers, thank you to everyone who diligently read my post, asking for help to choose 2 poems out of the 5 poems I had selected/presented. Your collective imput and help has been fantastic, give yourselves a big pat on the back. The poem ‘My Rainbow’ was by far the most popular, and easy for me to pick as my first submission. The second selection was a much closer affair, and with me as the author, having the deciding vote, the poem ‘Leafless Branches’ is my second submission. Again thank you all for your interest and involvement. I hope you all enjoyed the process as much as I did… Now it’s all up to the judges, to see if my two submissions are selected for the ‘Geelong Writers Anthology 2019’…..


My Rainbow

Over mountains, over a distant sky

Blazing hues of African butterflies

Sparkling reflections of our last goodbyes


Did you see my yesterday rainbow

She’s ruby red, yellow and blue

The heavenly ring, in everyone’s view


Above you, a perfect archway

Behind you, a forever shining sun-ray

Around you, a golden halo everyday


Leafless Branches

There’s a warning sign swirling in my yard

Words are being splattered on my fence

Blown in by today’s gale

Leafless branches are flying around

Nature’s own, final count down

Suddenly, on the horizon, there’s a red-brown cloud

Rolling in, over the barren hills

And a dust-storm quickly engulfs the air


Racing silver clouds and blue sky

Invisible through the thick red haze

Dry topsoil from the western plains

Aerially transported by the wind’s angry throat

And there’s no calming the dusty tempest

Until mother nature has had her way

I stand here, leaning against her force

Feeling her violence, pitch dirt in my face



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.

27 thoughts on “The Chosen Two”

    1. Oh, I hope so Kate, My Rainbow, is a gentle evolving poem, contrasting with the violence of a dust storm, of Leafless Branches… hopefully they’ll be selected… could a nice surprise me when I get back… xx

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      1. May even see a whale 🐋
        But as Humpty Dumpty abruptly found out,
        sitting on the fence can get dramatically
        uncomfortable after a while 😎
        But ‘My Rainbow’ and ‘Leafless Branches’
        were an excellent choice 👏

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