Jigsaw, A Thousand Pieces


Jigsaw, A Thousand Pieces


Life can be a giant jigsaw turntable

The jumbled picture of a unique fable

Connected by shared oblique faces

Made up of a thousand little pieces

That have run a thousand different races

Curving around thousands of warm embraces


Thousands of handshakes and well wishes

Thousands of hello and goodbye kisses

Thousands of friendly smiles

Thousands of ups and downs along bumpy miles

Thousands of grieving fears

Thousands of emotional tears


Thousands of tears we do weep

Thousands of kisses go deep

Accepting patience and persistence

Gradually pieces start falling into place

Time heals those missing ones in grace

And finally the jigsaw falls into place



Ivor Steven (c)Β  Feb 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.

43 thoughts on “Jigsaw, A Thousand Pieces”

    1. Thank you dear Colleen….. yes … a nearly completed jigsaw, with it’s missing pieces, deserves the same accolades, as the finalised puzzle….. they both require the same time and effort

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    1. The putting together of a jigsaw is a peaceful and self indulgent way of escapism….. haha.. although I’ve never finished a 1000 piece puzzle…. “I always ended up with missing pieces”…. or should I say……. “I always ended with not having enough pieces”…. or maybe…….” I didn’t finish the puzzle, because I’d lost too many pieces”…….. LIFE IS BUT A JIGSAW……..

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    1. Thank you Punam….I’ve wanting to write a poem, about jigsaw for ages…. there’s so many pieces, and then I started this piece on the weekend….. I’m pleased you like the poem….xx

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  1. So true! Life is exactly that way!
    So we keep healing. We keep being grateful as pieces find their place. We continue to move further toward wholeness.
    I’ve found sometimes we have to ask for help…another person might be able to help us find a missing piece. πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
    🧩 🧩 🧩 🧩
    PS…Love both of those songs!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn… Leonard’s song ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ has always been a fav’ of mine … and I this orchestra version of Radiohead’s song to be a gorgeous piece…. xxx

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