A Night Full Of Gold

The House is full

A friendly gathering of friends, and us poet fools

At this open mic evening for muses

An audience, a sea of smiling faces


Twenty poet’s, recitals unfold

Talented pieces, from young, and old

Appropriately, the topic was gold

The colour of my beer I hold

My turn and I read ‘A Golden Love Story’

Words from my heart’s own territory


After the show, I venture to Pistol Pete’s

Listening to live Blues music, and people to meet

A chat and a beer, with a guy from Hertfordshire

Then we have to vacate, more music and drinks we desire


There’s Beav’s Bar and music down the road

Dancing feet, off I go, talking in Morse code

During his break, I talk with the singer, Andy Forster

I give him a Tullawala booklet, and now departure time is here

Above: A Pom from Hertfordshire      Pistol Pete’s              The full moon last night

Here I’ve attached a video/music of Andy Forster’s song  ‘Weary Eyes’, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy his excellent voice and song…… and yes, I have weary eyes today…. 


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.

50 thoughts on “A Night Full Of Gold”

    1. Yes Kate, I’ve seen him a few times, but this was first time I got to speak to, and he is a great bloke……..
      Here’s A Facebook Story about Andy….
      You’re an absolute superstar Andy Forster

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      Gateways Gardening employs young men with autism, giving them the job and social skills needed to live confidently in the community.

      They’ve been needing a new car to expand, so we sent Edwina Bartholomew down to Geelong to give them one! 🙌🏻

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      1. Sorry it didn’t come over too good Kate, I did a copy and paste of the FB article…… … Andy is the Landscape Gardener, and he employs autistic people as gardeners in his business, and, which was given a car by the TV Morning Program……..

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    1. Thank you Gina, the audience is a very poetry friendly one, and we’re all loudly applauded and cheered !! I’m so pleased my poem was able to capture the excitement and fun of the evening, it’s not easy to portray those sorts feelings and vibes in a reasonably short poem, without turning it into a saga/epic piece of verse…….


    1. Yep …he’s a Geelong lad. the song is his first single that just been release here.. he a fabulous guy to talk to… he runs gardening business, and he employs young people with Autism and helps them fit into the community …. … And I’m rapt that you felt the excitement and vibes of the evening, through my words… xx

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    1. Yeah … truly a fun evening for me, and obviously a break my system enjoyed during these testing weeks… ((Hugs))
      Oh.. happy birthday Carolyn, I’ve just seen your birthday article, and commented there….. xxxx

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    1. They are a fun night for me…. Mostly younger poets, there’s a good bunch around my age….
      You’d love the welcoming and friendly atmosphere of the group….. xx


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