Water-logged Boots – Ivor Steven

My poem ‘Water-logged Boots, published at FREE VERSE REVOLUTION, and thank you to Kristiana for your kind consideration of my piece…


Yes, I am small in this overburdened world

But I flutter freely when unfurled

I could be a family picture collage

Or a tiny squirrel amongst the foliage

On his journey, of ups and downs

Collecting and storing his acorn crowns

The trick is to enjoy the ups

While the floodgates are shut

Sometimes, I did nearly drown

Other times, I floated upside down

During the many seasonal rains

I wondered, if I’d every swim again

So then, I pretended to write a biblical book

Ignorantly thinking no-one would ever look

Afterwards, I thought I could walk on water

Then my boots became water-logged

And if you need to walk a mile in my shoes

You’ll have to learn how to swim, and sing the blues


Ivor is a part-time plumber, former Industrial Chemist, and now a serious writer of poetry. He has had numerous poems (not books) published…

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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.

46 thoughts on “Water-logged Boots – Ivor Steven”

    1. Thank you Pallavi, whenever and wherever, I have a poem published, it’s a great thrill for me… haha .. I jump around like a big kid… even after all these years… I’m 68, but writing is a lovely joy for me……xx

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      1. Well the heart doesn’t care about numbers but passion and clearly writing is your heart’s passion. I wish you soo many more jumps of pleasure. πŸ‘πŸ’•

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  1. OH! YAY and Congrats, Ivor! (I love this poem…it’s one of my all-time favs of your poems! And believe me it’s hard to pick any favs, because all of your poems are fav-worthy!)
    A well-deserved honor for you!
    Coop and I will do the Happy Dance to celebrate you!!! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. I do love this poem… as I was able to capture so much of my life, in such a short dramatic piece…. and I’ve just post my article about my 13th Tullawalla Poetry Booklet …called … “Waterlogged Boots”…. such a glorious coincidence for me….xxxxx


    1. Thank you Irma, it’s been a lovely week for me. Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to have Gina visit me here in Geelong, and we spent the day touring the local beaches, although it was wet and windy, we had lovely a time together. πŸŒπŸ’™πŸ˜Š

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      1. She is mainly writing on Instagram, something went wrong with her WP site..
        I’m sure she would love to hear from you…. alifelesslived_ if you have Instagram….. Cheers xx

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