I Dream On Snippets (Revised)


I’m living on snippets

A snip here, a scrap there

I don’t watch TV nor read newspapers

There’s no need to see more

False dreams don’t swim in my sea

And realities fill my soul with broken keys

I don’t watch many movies

I know their spirits are within me

And their ghosts live beyond what I see


I’m sipping on the holy grail

A thimble of wine

To a chalice of water

There’s no need to drink more

Rivers of tears have already flooded my heart

And yesterday’s rain drowned my soul


I’m eating snippets

A morsel here, a crumb from there

I don’t hunt for my groceries

There’s no need to eat more

Food mystically lands on my plate

Delivered by the angels who look after me


I’m breathing wisps of air

Gasping for my invisible share

Enough to activate my inner being

There’s no need to inhale more

The sky is infinite and free

And the trees air fills my lungs, regenerating me



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.

15 thoughts on “I Dream On Snippets (Revised)”

    1. Thank you Carolyn, I was sure how this would turn out….. I suppose I’m making a statement our material world, and how humans(most) are obsessed with possessing more and more, even though it has nothing to with loving and tolerating our fellow humans…… oh, I’m not explaining it too well, but I think you know what I mean, and my poem nearly conveys my feelings/thoughts

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      1. Yes, human-beans should simplify their lives and live with an attitude of gratitude for all that we already have…so much of what is most important is provided to us by nature. 🙂 I think if human-beans did that…they would be kinder and gentler.

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    1. Thank you Derrick, yes if- us/the, humans were more humble about their so called superiority, and used their so called intelligence to help the planet, rather than continually destroying their own nest, maybe things might change !!

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