I’m Not Too Tired, Yet

Yesterday, I was dead tired

Today, I sternly asked


Why does life have to be such a task ?

Then I quietly answered myself


Life is like a bean-stalk

Isn’t it ?  My son


Whilst we are climbing high

Reaching for the sun


I cannot wait, for tomorrow’s snow

I’m not ready to go


I’m yet to repaint the sky

Again, I’ll have to learn how to fly



Ivor Steven (c)  July 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.

28 thoughts on “I’m Not Too Tired, Yet”

  1. know what Ivor, though you may feel tired your words are so vibrant. reading this makes me want to go learn something new that this old bones hasn’t discovered yet. here’s to a wonderful Friday my friend cross the sea

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  2. I’m glad you’re reaching for the sky again Ivor. 🙂 Always loved Purple Rain.
    It took me a moment or two to realise this was a radio studio. Poor Maureen Lipman, she looks as though she can’t wait for this guest spot to be over with!

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  3. Perfect trio of photo, poem, and song, Ivor!
    What color will you repaint the sky? 🙂 Then you should paint the town, too! 😉 Let me know if you need help! I got some paint! 😉 😀
    I can relate to your poem. It’s been a tough week for me, but I’m striving forward and life goes on! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂


  4. Super expressive write about a subject we can all relate to. Well written, Ivor.
    Shockingly you’ve added a song from another great artist writer that I adore. Gone too soon. I wrote a story about him awhile back.
    Dance Me To The End of Time is my favorite of all his songs. I can listen to it several times in a row. Great post …
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Thank you Isadora, I listen to Leonard Cohen’s a lot, he’s my fav’. He’s got so many glorious songs, probably my fav’ is “One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong


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