Hope After Babylon

Hello dear readers and followers, maybe some of you may recall/recognise a few of the lines in my poem “Hope After Babylon”… yes, they are all lines I’ve written in comments/responses to your glorious poems/articles, that I’ve read of yours over the last month. I hope you all enjoy the way, my final compilation/poem has turned out… Thank you to all, who follow my writings….. Lots of love from Ivor… xx

Hope After Babylon


Distant love is a hidden pain

Caught in the shadows of moonlit rain

I walked away yesterday

And I sing in harmony today


Beyond the blue horizon line

Loyally, in due time

I shall touch the unreachable

And find my star’s cable


We the desolate, keep hanging on

There has always been hope after Babylon

Then we have to let go, to stop the bleed

Allow a next dancer, to take the lead


The honesty in true love is hard to find

The  truth of love, is like a gold-mine

I’ve stayed in silence for many years

Eventually my silence grew wings, made of tears

And soared above my fears


True love under the stars

Remains in my memoirs



Ivor Steven (c)  August 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.

51 thoughts on “Hope After Babylon”

    1. Thank you Debbie, I’m very pleased with the final result, after lots of shuffling and a few word changes, and I think I was trying to make it personal, which is good, because all of my comments are made on a personal basis xxxx

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  1. “Eventually my silence grew wings, made of tear”-how such simple words can evoke an emotion that is indecipherable to me, you have said in these lines life’s biggest truths, yet like a symphony it flies, and like the sunset in the marmalade sky I stand in awe of the beauty that your writing embodies.
    Thank you for writing this!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and thoughts on my poem.. It’s a piece that’s close to my heart….. I’m visualising/imagining my wife as a spirit of the sun…. and if you read the words in personal way, I think might understand the poem’s depth….
      Sincerely I thank you 😊💛💛🌞


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