A special mention to V.J. of >>https://vjknutson.org/2019/10/30/its-time-women-2/   Her poem ‘It’s Time, Women’, inspired me to write a small 4 line comment/response (as I do quite often). Today, with encouragement from V.J. I’ve expanded on the original piece that I wrote, and the below poem “Women” is the result…..



After I had left the hem

I, without women

Could not have survived, my time

And I, would not have braved, the climb

Women, you are my rhyme

My mothers of thyme


Helping me roll away the stone

Maintaining these old bones

Repairing the bridges I’ve burnt

Reciting the messages I’ve learnt

Cheering from the sidelines

Supporting these broken designs

Women for rhymes

Mothers for a lifetime


Ivor Steven (c)  Nov 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.

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