Hallelujah, A Song He Played For Me


Hallelujah, A Song He Played For Me (Thanks Terry)

I’m relaxing here in the city square

Enjoying the simple things in life

Eating fresh fruit for lunch

Feeding the local seagulls

Watching people, passing by, going to and fro

Not everyone is stopping to see the show

Listening to my friend playing the blues

At this chilly outdoor venue

There’s others too, lazing on the wet ground

Soaking up his musical sounds

Guitar strumming, and a loud tenor voice

He’s singing Leonard’s Hallelujah, my choice

I’m emotional, but that’s me

Resting here under a winter tree

Gentle drops of rain, drizzle upon the calm

But that doesn’t dampen his enthusiasm or charm

Syd and Shirley seagull stand entranced

And the young ones are starting to dance

Ivor Steven (c) June 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.

35 thoughts on “Hallelujah, A Song He Played For Me”

  1. I love the blues, too. Such a great poem, Ivor and homage, Ivor. Totally love the seagull imagery. ^_^
    Your friend Terry is really good. His guitar work is so clear and flawless. I like his voice too. He reminds me a bit of Richard Thompson. Thanks for sharing him. Hallelujah is a beautiful song — great choice! β™₯.

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  2. That sounds like a very pleasant afternoon.
    Out of interest can I ask, is the word Mall generally used by Australians? I’d understood you used the phrase shopping centre like we do over here.

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    1. I was going to say City Square/or green, but they didn’t seem to fit, I just writes what suits/fits, however now i’m thinking of changing “mall’ to ‘square’

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      1. Oh I see, so it’s not an indoor complex that we call a shopping centre and the Americans call a Mall.

        One of my blogging friends who is not American insists on using American terms for everything just so they will understand. I can’t do that because that would be similar losing my identity!

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  3. I love Terry’s voice!!!! How sweet of him! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing him with us today!
    Your poem is a lovely tribute, Ivor! πŸ™‚ I captures beautiful memories made! I hope he gets to read it! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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  4. Sounds like a perfect day, Ivor. We saw a short story on Current Affair the other night about the seamier side of Geelong. I’m sure I don’t know why it is that some people just have the urge to behave so feral. I hope your neighbourhood is safe. The story was from the shopping precinct.

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