A big thank you to Kate of  “CalmKate” for inspiring me, and rekindling a poem I was working on last week, please visit her forthright article, “fires ignite justice” by clicking >>Here



The earth is waiting

Sick of human’s, and their time wasting


Waiting for their promised cheers

Waiting for less destructive years

Will they give her resolutions of better times?

Will they read, Thor’s neon signs

Will they notice, a smoke covered sun?

Will they be able to breath the air, as a united one?


The earth cannot watch, nor wait

While human’s feed their own greedy plate


Why are they celebrating?

Like blind fools, that are always pretending

As if nothing is going wrong

Can’t they hear the whales crying songs?

Can’t they see the polar caps are melting?

Can’t they taste the venom of government’s lying?


In the following video/song, if you could metaphorically place earth and human’s between the lyrics, you might understand why I chose this song by Damien Rice..



Ivor Steven (c)  Jan 2020



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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.

44 thoughts on “Waiting”

  1. I have found many people to watch and learn from on Youtube Ivor. I love discovering those who are trying to reduce their carbon footprint, who give back to the land while they try to live more simply with and from the land. There is so much to learn that we can do.

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      1. no pingback came through and I did find your post just took a while to hunt around and I would appreciate them being linked, thanks Ivor 🙂


  2. A few other bloggers have written on the same terror in Australia. We experienced horrible smoke and haze when they burned the forests in Indonesia. When will we ever learn. Sigh.

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      1. Hard for me to picture after the cold rainy yet fresh clean air just weeks ago. I hope you and your plants are doing OK. We need to all do a little bit who else will?

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  3. Over here, the television news reports on these fires daily. We were told they were started deliberately, and have spread because of the freak temperatures and lack of rain. I feel for those families who have lost their loved ones and homes, not to mention the poor animals that have been injured or killed.

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    1. Oh Sue it’s horrendous, even Geelong was covered in smoke today from the Gippsland fires, 500 miles away, wow, it’s very bad…, Ivor is ok, but we are all feeling for those who are suffering, and I’m afraid there is already too many who have died…. 😢💙🌏

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    1. Keep praying my dear Carolyn, I’m safe, but it’s horrendous for those in the affected areas. There was thick smoke over Geelong today, and we’re 500 miles away. There been far too many deaths already, and the number of animals lost is catastrophic… The situation is uncomprehensible.
      It’s now the biggest fire the world has ever seen. There is places in NSW, that have been burning for over 2 months. We are all devastated here with so many people that have been affected, so many deaths, so many fire-fighters have lost their lives. It’s terribly sad.. and I’m crying… That’s me… I have friends, but thankfully they have all reported that they are safe 🌏💙🌏😢

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  4. Ivor, first of all apologies for my long absence from reading your lovely poetry. It seems this last year has seen a depleted energy in me which is beginning to turn around.
    Secondly, a happy new year, Ivor. I hope and pray that it will be for all of Australia.
    I have family living in and around Paynesville near Lakes Entrance. They can see the fires burning in the skies that turn a golden orange. It has been a worrying time. Thank God they are all safe. Today, however, will be an extreme weather day in the eastern states. We had it here yesterday. It sparked yet more fires in an already devastated Adelaide Hills. Half of Kangaroo Island is ablaze with unstoppable fires and fears are the whole island will be affected. It is such a beautiful, largely unspoilt national park.
    The losses are devastatinig. Yet many people are resilient, courageous battlers who will rebuild. And nature will restore itself. It is so surreal to see a burnt forest dotted with lush, vibrant new growth as the many native species that need fire to regenerate start to grow.
    We are OK here in the CBD but there is a smoke haze in the air. We had one night when all doors and windows had to be closed it was so thick.
    We need rain to fall so badly. Everywhere. Gentle, long term, soaking, cleansing and nourishing.
    Be well, Ivor x

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    1. Thank you Raili, and I thoroughly understand about dwindling energy for blogging… I’ve struggling myself for 8 weeks , but I’m slowly gettig back into action…
      As the fires and smoke, I think Australia is basically under cloud of smoke this week….. yes we need rain badly…… and quickly…..xxx

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