A Suffering Stowaway

Hiding in my cave

Cowering in fright

In the middle of the day

I fall into night

Hoping, am I allowed to stay

If I hide out of sight

Under blankets, like a suffering stowaway

Fleeing the pounding light


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.

26 thoughts on “A Suffering Stowaway”

  1. Oh goodness, Ivor! Catching up and reading about this most recent malady. I hope the pain eases soon! I am much impressed though at your ability to still write such beautiful verses. Painfully inspired….❀️

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  2. You are healing more every day. What’s that quote, “I can’t stop the downpour but I can stand with you in the rain.” Or better yet, dance! *hugs* and good vibes and healing thoughts your way, Ivor. β™₯.

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  3. Aw, Ivor. 😦 I can feel the pain in your words. Please do what you need to in order to endure.
    Hopes and prayers that the pain passes soon.
    Sending healing (((HUGS))) and ❀ πŸ™‚
    PS…Your poem is so relatable to so many people, including me. Thank you for sharing it!

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    1. It’s Saturday morning here Carolyn, and I’m happy to say that I’m gradually improving, my sessions are being very beneficial, and today I am feeling reasonable, the pain is manageable… Thank you for your kind well wishes β˜ΊοΈπŸ’™πŸŒπŸ™‚

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