Now, It’s My Turn

Again, today I managed to go out to the ‘Box Office Cafe’, for a coffee and a cake, and I sat adjacent to a friendly couple, Glen & Alison, who were relatively new to the area and the Cafe. They were happy to have a chat, and we talked about musicians, poetry(Haiku’s), and the wondrous “Doctor Who”. Alison was thoroughly engrossed with reading my Haiku Collection, and my poetry booklet “Tullawalla, Waterlogged Boots”, and believe it or not, Glen was also an Industrial Chemist, yes sometimes, coincidental meetings are meant to be….. Anyhow I told them, I had this little idea about a Christmas card poem… I think their genuine friendliness encouraged me to write this poem, and I hope you all feel the warmth and power of Christmas, through my words here,… a piece from this heart of mine…….

Now, It’s My Turn

The first week of December

Decades ago, what did she say?

Today I’m struggling to remember

“Don’t forget Ivor ! ”

“Now, It’s your turn, to do the Christmas cards”

I’ve lost my crown, I’m almost home

This time the task will be hard

But last night I was dreaming

Of hereverlasting smile’

And how through all of her suffering

She was always a brave angel with style

So despite my persistent head pain

There’s really no other excuses

It’s time to be the mailman again


To read my poem ‘everlasting smile’, you may view by clicking >>Here

Ivor Steven (c) Dec 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.

32 thoughts on “Now, It’s My Turn”

  1. Happy artwork!
    Precious poem!
    Poignant song!
    How wonderful to meet new friends! AND write a new poem!
    “her everlasting smile”… 🙂 Her smile still shines!
    You are a good mailman, Ivor…and your poems are letters from the heart!
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…What kind of cake did you have on this outing?! 🙂

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    1. Haha,..a Nutmeg and Ginger cake, and 2 glasses of wine, and had a wonderful chat with the President (Guenter Sahr) of the Geelong Writers Inc. , who is also a frequent visitor of popular little cafe ((Hugs))

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    1. Thank you dear Soiba, sorry that I have not been blogging much, but I’m quite restricted with how much I can do on the computer, headache’s are not improving… 💙🌏😏

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    1. Thank you Derrick, I know it’s a long time ago Derrick, but it must have been a bad time for you… and I sincerely appreciate your understanding of my poem.. Cheers my friend 🌏😊🍻

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