My Door’s Firmly Shut

Good morning dear readers, It’s a chilly Sunday here in Geelong, but it’s bad, my sister is coming down from Ballarat and we are going out for lunch. Cyndi will be staying inside, curled up next to the heater…..


My Door’s Firmly Shut

Early Sunday morning

At my desk

Writing in pencil

The inks frozen

No joke

Send the firewood

Light up my heart

With soulful words

Give my fingers a start

Knuckles are throbbing

An arthritic chill

My dog’s coughing

Poor little girl

She feels it too

Ah, not to worry

A sombre smile

A sun-ray

Shining through

Thawing my will

Freeing my quill 



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.

22 thoughts on “My Door’s Firmly Shut”

  1. Love your poem, Ivor! May the sun shine extra for you soon!
    You bring warmth and smiles, and your poems provide warmth and smiles, to those of us who are fortunate enough to read your blogpost here on WP! 🙂
    Warm-HUGS for you and Cyndi! 🙂

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  2. Isn’t it amazing that two people can be sitting down writing at the SAME TIME, sharing their thoughts and dreams, one freezing and one sweating? Life is full of wondrous miracles!

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