Above the Flames

Mother nature has decided


You’ve been given eons of time


You’ve had the torch, but failed to see the light


Our Mother

Is rekindling her furnace

She’s back-burning her own forests

Projecting black smoke signals

Obvious messages, to feel, hear and see


Yes Father

Where there is smoke, there is fire

She’s furious, and our planet’s ablaze


Sisters And Brothers

Feel her scorching heat

Blistering your waltzing feet

Hear her cracking explosions

Bursting your deafened eardrums

See her soaring flames

Blinding your greedy eyes



There’s no point, looking up to the sky

Seeking your saviour in heaven

You’re not in charge

Abandon your selfish barge


Our Mother

Controls your clouds and rain

It’s time to show her Kindness, and end your pain




Ivor Steven (c)Β  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.

39 thoughts on “Above the Flames”

    1. Thank you Sue… yes … every now and then, things activate my thoughts about ‘our’ planet, and I feel compelled to write my thoughts/opinions down….


  1. Our environment is changing with everything we do to it. Signals from Mother Nature should be coming in loud and clear; yet, we continue our destructive behavior.
    We’re experiencing severe fires in California. Sadly, many have lost their homes. Your poem saying a great deal with every word.
    Hope you’re feeling well. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and understanding the importance of my poem. Yes, It’s Time, we really need to show our planet the kindness, like a good deserves. 🌏🌍🌎

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      1. Not enough hear, nor take heed….these sort of occurrences will continue unless the world !! acts….. but who cares…. while the dollar is their only seed……


  2. Beautifully written. Mother Earth Our Earthly Mother is our creator she creates our physical being and provides all the nourishment we need, not just us but all living beings on Earth. Everyone forgets about Mother Earth it does not matter what action she takes people believe it is someone elses’ fault and not theirs. We all have to accept our responsibility for the wellbeing of our planet.

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    1. This morning I was giving thanks to Mother Earth and her Holy Angels, the Holy Angels of the Clouds, Winds, Air, Water, Earth and Fire all need gratitude along with the birds, bees, butterflies, dragonflies these are just a few of my favourites.

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    2. Yes, we all have to do our bit, I’ll keep writing these sort of pieces, raising awareness is half the battle,. Most newspapers and media outlets, are not doing enough πŸŒπŸ™„

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  3. Powerful, poignant, timely, and important poem, Ivor! Thank you for writing it!
    So sad that the fires are going on long. 😦
    Us Human-Beans must do our part to help our earth and Mother Nature is necessary to help us.
    PS…I wrote a blog about books…I’d love to hear about what books influenced you, favourite books, etc. if you have time to stop by! πŸ™‚

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    1. I’ll definitely stop by Carolyn… for some reason I seem to miss your posts, so never worry about letting my know, I love reading blog…. although I must admit, my new appointment at Go Dog Go Cafe, is quite challenging and time consuming for me…. xxx

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      1. I only have time to blog a post once a week…and it’s usually on Tuesday or Wednesday each week. So stop by when you are able.
        My life has become super busy, even busier lately, so I might have to just read and comment blogs based on who comes by to read my blog. I have to narrow it down somewhere.
        HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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