The Perfect Gift

Liquid joy is glazing my eyes

I’m reading newly received, birthday cards

They arrived today, from America

Messages of love, from distant families

Hand written words, etching visions into my soul

A envelope full of really real, colourful stars

And children’s love letters

For the kindhearted dragon and his faeries

Including my cousins, touching heartfelt poem

Followed by my gift, a writers notebook, for those special dreams


Ivor Steven (c)Β  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.

48 thoughts on “The Perfect Gift”

  1. How wonderful! ❀ in the mail! πŸ™‚
    Happy Birthday, Ivor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚
    πŸ˜€ 🎁 πŸŽ‰ 🎈 πŸ₯³ πŸŽ‚ ❀ πŸŽ‰ 🎁 🎈 πŸ₯³ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‚ πŸ˜€
    I hope your week AND your year ahead are happy, healthy, and filled to overflowing with laughter and love!!! πŸ™‚
    Birthday-HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, I’ve been enjoying a wonderful birthday week. I’ll get on my computer to play the song, haha time to get up anyway, still stiff and sore from doing some work yesterday. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

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  2. My dear Ivor there are things I cannot say….
    Certain things in certain ways….

    So here I go….

    Today’s a day so very special for you….
    Says who? Says me says he, says she and everybody with glee,
    So today this is a wish only you can make come true.

    Close your eyes, make a wish and blow out your candle,
    Because the way you smile is the beautiful brightness know one else can handle.

    Much Love and … many more Birthday wishes to you.

    By Alexis Trevino

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    1. Oh Efi, so wonderful to here from you, and thank you for those glorious birthday, you have made my week even more special
      I’ve A sandalwood candle burning now, I shall go and give it a puff and make a wish……
      ((Hugs)) xxxxx

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      1. I am in a Greek island but the weather is bad so make another one wish for sun to come back lol!!! Kisses and wishes for the best for you my friend!!!

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      2. I’ll re-light my candle, and I’ll make another wish for you .. I’m a generous Aussie genie, … you can have as many wishes as you like…. Efi…… I hope the weather improves for you soon….. ((hugs))


  3. Happiest of birthdays Ivor!! A weeklong celebration is definitely in order! I raise a glass to your continued health and happiness! πŸŽ‚ 🎁 πŸ₯‚ β€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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