The Sky Above

Life’s frustrations

Times of waiting

Patiently, no! … now impatiently!


Life’s constant replays

Times of delays

Put off for another day, no! ….. what!


Life’s continuous challenges

Times of trudging uphill

Sharp inclines, no! … steep cliffs!


Life’s cloudy sky’s

Times of fogginess

Peering through the haze, no! … thick smog!


Life’s deep waters

Times of flooding

Crying raindrops, no! … cascading rivers of tears!


Life’s secret moons

Times of dreams

Searching for an angel, wings broken, no! … crushed!


Life’s days of sunshine

Times of light

Blinding rays, soul’s on fire, no! … ablaze!



Ivor Steven (c) September 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.

26 thoughts on “The Sky Above”

    1. Yes … i’m an emotional guy anyway… there’ll be a couple more over the next few days, I’ll feel relief while I’m writing, and these days i let all the memory rivers warmly flow through my heart and enjoy these treasures as she floats over my soul … xxx

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      1. Oh wow… yes they are part of our psyche, as years go by I’m definitely learning to cope better, and the reality is, the memories will always be there, maybe intensity and impact has subsided now……. xxxx ((Hugs)) Sue….

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  1. Powerful, but important and necessary emotions!
    You are in my thoughts this week, Ivor. I know it will be a difficult week. I hope you can continue to release the emotions and then spend time in your beautiful, sweet memories of Carole! πŸ™‚ I know she would want you to do that!
    The sky has been darker of late, for me, but the sun always peeps though at some point.
    We must breathe, be, smile, and do those things we must do AND do some fun things, too!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you dear Carolyn, yes I was having one of those strong emotional moments where I wished life could be different, I’m fine now, and lots of beautiful memories are floating through my heart, but I’ve a big supply of tissue boxes, …xxx

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  2. ‘Life’s days of sunshine
    Times of light’…

    Oh, the memories that keep us warm at night, before we drift off to sleep… and when we wake, it’s a new day. May every day bring you closer to healing of body and soul, dear Ivor xx

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