Knock Me Down With A feather

Hello dear readers, I would like to send a big thank you to, a dear penfriend of mine, and fellow poet, for her help and collaboration with the writing of this poem, especially the last stanza, which was a jumbled mess at one stage.

Knock Me Down With A Feather

 

The winds may be strong

In the direction of my swan song

Blowing fresh upon my face

I feel a roar from grace

 

Crooked feathers do fly

Old feathers become dry

Angel’s wings soaring on the wind

Angel’s wings failing, are left behind

 

After the breakages

There’s a wreckage

 

And I must restart the race again

For aching bones, it’s a strain

Too many pieces down the drain

Every-time I showered, in the warm rain

 

I see my world, in scrambled grades

From loving rainbows, to gliding downhill on roller blades

Where true words were found, deep in the ever-glades

And I’m not afraid, to call my dirty pitchfork a silver spade

 

Ivor Steven (c)  October 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.

39 thoughts on “Knock Me Down With A feather”

    1. Thank you Rose, and yes it’s general piece about growing older, and how start to think when and where our journey is going, and for me, how I’ve had to many comebacks from serious setbacks during my life 🤗😊

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      1. Hi Carol, I’m home again….now what was I gonna’ say…. oh yes, my poem…. and yes it’s general piece about growing older, and how we start to think about, when and where our journey is going, and for me, how I’ve had so many comebacks from serious setbacks during my life 🤗😊 I’m so pleased you enjoyed the poem, it felt like an important poem for me…. and to have some outside help, made the piece go beyond my own thoughts, and I found experience enlightening and enjoyable xx

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  1. A powerful poem, Ivor! And a beautiful result from a partnership between two poets! 🙂

    Keep using those feathers to fly. 🙂 Each season of life brings challenges and has it’s positives and negatives just like nature’s seasons. 🙂

    I’d say you’re having an amazing “second half” in your life…with your wonderful actions, your words, your writing, your presence, (ETC 🙂 ) you are changing the world in positive ways. You have many “chapters” still to “write”. 🙂

    I was sitting here thinking about how proud your parents, and Carole, would be of your life these days. You are a help and an encouragement to so many people. 🙂 Thank you!
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…that song always touches my heart.

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    1. Oh, Carolyn, this Collaboration/Assistance and feedback result, means a lot to me, the penfriend who helped me has recently come out of bad marriage (Abused), and also is home recovering from a complicated internal operation, and I’ve been in constant with her, to help keep her spirits up. She has been enjoying all my poetry, I’ve sending her, over the last month or two,….. and last night I was completely stuck with how to finish off this poem.. Then I ask her if she could help me out…… The result being this fabulous poem, but more importantly I could feel her joy at being involved in the project… our messages to and fro, went on during the evening…. for me ..,and her… the conversations were very heart-warming… xxx ((Hugs))

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    1. Thank you Sue, and the feedback from my penfriend was important to me in more ways than just the poem…. the penfriend who helped me has recently come out of a bad marriage (Abused), and also is home recovering from a complicated internal operation, and I’ve been in constant touch with her, to help keep her spirits up. She has been enjoying all my poetry, I’ve been sending her, over the last month or two,….. and last night I was completely stuck with how to finish off this poem.. Then I ask her if she could help me out…… The result being this fabulous poem, but more importantly I could feel her joy at being involved in the project… our messages to and fro, went on during the evening…. for me ..,and her… the conversations were very heart-warming… xxx ((Hugs))

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    1. Thank you Robert, I’m thrilled that you you enjoyed my poem , it means a lot to me that my words are appreciated on this worldwide forum. Oh, and that last line, I think was trying to declare, that even though my life has been one big dirty and painful struggle, I’m proud of how I have coped, and happy to have been able to achieve my best, despite the difficulties I have had to dig through…. I hope these words of the last line portrayed my life in a positive way 😊🤗. Again thank you Robert for your ongoing support and encouragement, your comments warm my heart 😊🤗☺️

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