A Wizard’s Wand

Hands of steel

Fingers, sinews of silver

Tentacles long and strong

Like a wizard’s wand

Probing and prodding

Pushing down and across

Pressure on, then release

Finding that ouch zone


Climbing the spinal ladder

Disc’s four, three, two

Chin on the chest

Opening the neck gaps further

The gifted silver rod pokes hard

Pressing on the point

A sharp pain hits

Behind the left eye


The knifing ache eases off

There’s acknowledgement

That was the spot

Then a few neck twists

Strengthening stretches

A session finished

Feeling improvement

Return again, in a few days


Ivor Steven (c)


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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.

19 thoughts on “A Wizard’s Wand”

    1. Thank you Carolyn, but sorry, not a good day, the headache has me out of action and resting… the continual is both uncomfortable and annoying… I think I’m getting grumpy 😠😡. .. 😩💙🌏

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      1. OH! No! 😦 I’m so sorry to hear this, Ivor! 😦
        Please close your eyes, rest, and listen to soft wonderful music!
        Well, pain IS uncomfortable and annoying (and more 😦 )…so I can understand Grumpy!
        Hope you will be Sleepy, and then Happy soon! And if you have to see Doc, please do. Today I am a bit Sneezy and Dopey, but not Bashful! 😀 (now I have named all of Snow White’s 7 Dwarfs-Friends! I adore all of them! 🙂 )

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      2. Cleverly done Carolyn, you made me be “Happy and smiley”…. Although it’s only 8.30pm here, I’m going to bed, to rest my eyes and just listen to Leonard,s new CD…… xxxx

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      3. I just saw you post and commented it! 😦
        I’m so sorry you are in such pain!
        Please DO what you need to do to feel better! Time NOT looking at a computer screen will give you time to rest.
        And we will be here when you return! We will miss you!
        Gentle-licks from Cooper!
        Gentle=(((HUGS))) from me!
        PS…I might stop by once in awhile and leave you a short “Hello” comment, a “I miss you!!!” comment or let you know what’s up in my world. 🙂
        I will try not to be a pest, ’twill just be wishing you the best! 🙂

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