After a day of giving thanks

The night sky’s moon did glow

Before the next day begun

In this commonwealth of man

We celebrate Boxing Day

By continuing an old tradition

Of giving gifts to the poor people

With the annual charity gatherings

Of feasts and presents for the needy

And here today, my sister’s birthday

A family party with more festivities

Again a day of sharing love and happiness

Giving thanks for our togetherness

Ivor Steven [c] 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.

24 thoughts on “Afterwards”

  1. great to have more festivities especially with family – they are the best – i love that line “the commonwealth of man” that was clever and has deeper meaning for me, coming from a Commonwealth country!

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    1. It’s a British/Commonwealth Empire tradition, of to giving gifts to the poor people the day after Christmas…… Still very much in vogue today with many charities and sporting institutions, having free meals and the giving of gifts on Boxing Day….


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