Beyond A Blade Of Grass

Believe it, or not

I’m travelling around the block

Finally life is not too hot

And I’m not going to rot

Reality has me flying to New York

I’ve been invited to deliver a talk

A speech about spirit and life

The long journey of endless strife

And how, the answer was found

From inside a body unsound


Go listen to the Messiah

You’ll not get any higher

Go reach for your stars

Dream like a child going to mars

Go steer a new T-model car

Even Brooklyn Bridge isn’t too far

Go discover your Yorkie, a savour bike

Pedal your way to greater heights

Go explore, beyond your blade of grass

See the universe outside your heart of glass


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.

57 thoughts on “Beyond A Blade Of Grass”

  1. A quite positive poem, my friend. I know you will love New York and the friends you have there. And your love of your past does you well. Life is love no matter where you look.

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      1. personally I feel it’s time these two with the monopoly and very few differences were dumped completely … neither labour, liberal or country have done us any favours!
        I say give the independents, those with some ideals a go!

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  2. “Go explore, beyond your blade of grass
    See the universe outside your heart of glass” What a lesson for us all..It’s so good that you’re doing exactly this, Ivor! You already know, all too well, the fragility of life, but you’re battling back wonderfully! I’m sure you’ll have an amazing adventure, meeting your relations & enjoy every moment in one of my very favourite places NYC, & have a great time in Philly too, safe travels, have fun! ☺️

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    1. Oh Debbie thank you so much, only 22 hours til take-off…. but who’s counting… ((hugs)), I’ll be posting a few poems, but I won’t have much time, to catch up on my reader and do my blogging…..

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      1. There’s always time to catch up after your adventures, Ivor, & then you’ll have seen & done lots more things to inspire you! Have a safe flight, & enjoy every moment..only about 4hours to take-off now, I reckon!! I bet you’re like a bottle of pop, all shook up! 😂 Have fun, sending hugs to you too!

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      1. No, 😊still another hour to go, a chance to rest my legs, I’ve done well, I’m in the boarding lounge, waiting to get on my plane, got here unassisted, and I’m about my effort ☺️❤️


    1. Thank you Punam, I was going to post it on GDGC Promote yourself Monday, but I’ve no time to read and comment on everyone elses post. My blogging will be down to a minimum now, while I’m away for 32 days…. Haha, 21 hours til take-off… but who’s counting……..


      1. I’d never foget you !!!,….. don’t forget to look in your emails… especially for you….xxx
        Did you reply/see my last email, on the 3rd April, re: my 2 new booklets

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      2. Ok Efi, I’ve done that, you clean the email address off now
        Also I have a WhatsApp, app which is nice to chat on, free… voice messages as well… my phone numger is +61437278888, you send me yours and we can connect, use the new email if you like…..

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  3. What a wonderful positive poem!

    Dear Ivor,
    Please enjoy every moment of your holiday/vacation. You’ve worked and prepared so hard to get to this point and you so deserve this. Build more memories and bring them safely home. 😊


    1. Oh, I’m in state of butterflies at the moment, but my sister said I can’t be more organised, I got everything in place for a wonderful trip. Thank you so Sue for your invaluable

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  4. Invited to deliver a talk!?!?! YAY, how wonderful!
    And YAY!!! it’s time to take off!!! You have my bestest of best wishes for all the adventures you will have on your travels, Ivor! I know will touch the hearts of people, and bring smiles to their faces, wherever you go!
    Prayers for your good health and your safety!
    (((HUGS))) and come back to us here on WP when you can! 🙂

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    1. Oh Dear Carolyn, sincere thank yous and ((Hugs)) for glorious aupport and wonderful encouragement, … I’m excited and ready to go, just finalised my taxis pick up for 4.30am … now to set the alarms…. I’ll set two !!……
      I shall be posting a few poems xxxx

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