Time To Give A Hand

Again, thank you to “Go Dog Go Cafe” for the opportunity to post my poem, on their fabulous initiative, Promote Yourself Mondays, and especially to Gina, of ‘Singledust’, for her ongoing support of my writings…. click >> Here

Time To Give A Hand


Do you know this man

Small in stature, with a wavering hand

It takes a lot to know this man

In the cold, I’ve been running on wet sand

Rushing to forward money to the local charity stand

Coin I’d gathered from distant poetry lands

And the booklets that flew, over oceans and Central Park bands

Collected from generous readers, who donated to our M.S. brand


Heavy rain’s soaking me, and it’s bleak

I’m feeling unsteady on my freezing feet

There’s a nearby cafe to shelter out of the sleet

A warm and cosy eatery on Pakington street

Rewarding myself to a lunchtime treat

In the Red Radish Cafe, I have soup, Celery and silver-beet

Tiffany greets me, takes my coat, offers me a seat

Then I recite to her, ‘Dreams Of The Heart’, my day is replete



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.

19 thoughts on “Time To Give A Hand”

  1. Sounds like a busy day with uncooperative weather! 😉 Glad it ended well! The food looks yummy! 🙂 I often do fundraising for various organizations, and I do volunteer work, too. It’s hard, but rewarding to know we are helping many people.
    Thank you for being a giving, caring, loving person, Ivor! 🙂 You are making a positive difference in our world! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. Writing my poetry to make money for the MS society is the driving force that keeps me writing, I know my girl is urging me along every step of the way, and I hear I cheering through every song I play, like in todays incredible tune

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    1. I think it’s important to read all the entries and make a comment, It’s not only about posting, but also your ability to appreciate others works, and learn the art of community blogging and the sharing of knowledge. Xx😊

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