A Nomad

I’m writing a letter to yesterday’s nomad

The drifter of my dreams, alone and sad

My nomads world is growing wider

Broken trees floating on a flooding river


These empty words, today seem drier

The cascading waters, now a wet season’s Indian giver

I’ve hard raindrops falling, end over end

Filling tomorrow’s fresh water pond, the nomads friend


This final message, I falsely send

We shake hands, smile, our eyes pretend

My heart sinks, my nomad boards the next boat

Noah’s ark departs, I walk home, alone, in my raincoat


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.

41 thoughts on “A Nomad”

  1. Excellent and VERY thought-provoking, Ivor!
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…I think we all had/ or have some nomad in us. My inner-nomad gets me to bravely do things, and go places, I might not have done, or gone. And I always meet such interesting people!

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    1. Haha, I like your inner nomad !!…The poem is for my Open Mic evening, on Thurs 8th Aug, and theme for the night was to write a poem about “Nomad”… so it was an Ivor imagination poem, and I’m really happy that you like it… all goes well for my recital next week…. xx

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