Ripples Of Inconsiderateness

Today’s Weekly Word Prompt is: Inconsiderateness…… Rather than complain about the neighbours untidy yard and car wrecks in the driveway, I’ve written a poem about Mother Nature’s attitude to our Australian Weather at the moment. For readers that might not be aware, vast areas of New South Wales and Queensland are dry and hot, and currently being ravaged by horrific bushfires,… while here, down south in Victoria, we are experiencing an unseasonal wet and cold spring…. yes, mother-nature is being fickle and very inconsiderate at the moment. To all of those who are suffering from the terrible firestorms in their areas, we are praying for relieving rains to come soon…. To visit the “Weekly Word Prompt’s”, fabulous site please click >>HERE

Ripples Of Inconsiderateness


Today, an arctic wind blows

I’ve winter socks on my toes

Spring’s forgotten to fill our garden barrow

Cold rains are still falling on the meadows

And on the ranges, there’s new snow

Here, the ripples on the bay steeply grow

Shoreline sands, are stinging airborne ammo

Our midday sun, did fail to show

Like a ship’s stowaway, hiding in the cargo

He’ll be found warming himself in Moscow

It’s time to unload our winter crossbow

Give summer a turn, to be the star of the show



Ivor Steven (c)ย  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.

52 thoughts on “Ripples Of Inconsiderateness”

    1. Thank you Sue…. I was writing about a cold day here, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the horrific fires up north, and just before I was about to post my original poem, I saw your prompt, and then I thought of the idea to tie it all together, and I’m pleased with the final article Sue…….xxx

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    1. Hello Patti, I was wondering if you could make a change to my poem you posted, please remove the “s” at the end of my name, I’m just a plan Ivor Steven,…. don’t worry it’s a common mistake….


      1. Haha……… I’m afraid there’s only one me….. and this one me, is going nite nite…… my site is going crazy again tonight….. I really don’t know how to handle all this….. over 550 views tonight, and the nights not finished yet……. ?????

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  1. Excellent poem, Ivor! Yes, a great interpretation of the prompt!
    And I do wish and pray for safety, improved weather, rains, fires out and gone, etc, for everyone living where there are fires.
    Yes, “Mother Nature ” can be inconsiderate. I’m hoping “Old Man Winter” will calm her down! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜› HA! ๐Ÿ™‚ She is married to “Old Man Winter/Father Winter”…right?!?
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Mich, Oh, I was at my writers group meeting today, and prompt was about domestic violence, and so I presented my poem “Back to Man”… and I received very loud applause… ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒ

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      1. I’ve been there for the rain and it looks amazing … changes colour completely and there are rivers running down it … everyone should have the experience ๐Ÿ™‚


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