My Old Lane To Nowhere



My Old Lane To Nowhere


The roadworks have gone on for half a year

At seven in the morning, noisy trucks crunching into gear

My old muddy track

A dirt lane, no longer winding back

The boggy clay  is being dug out and renewed

Soon to be a bitumen and concrete view

I’ll be walking on a sealed road

No more murky puddles, nor frogs and toads


Gone the stench of rotting soil

Mixed in with leftover sump oil

My house floor to stay cleaner

And a nature strip groomed and greener

At last, my driveway entrance dry and solid

No more fishing in the muck for my dropped wallet


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.

39 thoughts on “My Old Lane To Nowhere”

  1. It will be wonderful when it’s finished, my long driveway used to be like that full of water filled potholes and in those days we walked straight into the kitchen, what a relief when the tarmac arrived.

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    1. Yes it will be wonderful, I’ve finished doing my floor, wow, they get dirty so quickly, and wet coming again tomorrow, humbug…. but it will finished, another few weeks…..

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      1. Definitely not posh, but I am top of the hill, overlooking the city and the Corio bay, although I’d stand on the roof to get the view… No climbing ladders these days 😉 !!

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