Moon Ate the Dark Challenge: In the Light Of Night- Ivor Steven

My poem “In The Light Of Night”, is up at ‘Brave & Reckless’,and a sincere thank you to the editor Christine for accepting my poem

Brave & Reckless

Mum, what I see is really real
I’m not a walrus or a seal
This night’s sky’s glowing and alive
Clear as yesterday’s midday drive
Look up there, through the old red gum
I’m not making things up Mum!

Look up there, where blackness was a sea
The man in the moon was laughing at me
Then I saw his hungry moon eat the dark
And spit out the stars as red bark

Don’t worry son, I’ll stay with you tonight
The angry bushfires have turned on their sky lights


Ivor was a former Industrial Chemist, then a Plumber, and has been writing poetry for 19 years. He has had numerous poems published in American on-line magazines, and local Geelong Anthologies, where he’s an active member of Geelong Writers Inc. He’s also a Barista/team member with Go Dog Go Café.

You can read more of Ivor’s writing at Ivor.Plumber/Poet

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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.

35 thoughts on “Moon Ate the Dark Challenge: In the Light Of Night- Ivor Steven”

  1. This is quite marvevlous, Ivor. The writing is fabulous, and I love that it’s written from a young boy’s perspective–very touching exchange between mother and son. I give it 5 Stars!

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      1. “Manageable”–well, I guess that’s better than nothing. My prayers continue, as there must be a heck of a lot of damage, with clean up work to be done.

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, that’s lovely gesture…and I ecstatic that I was able to tie in the unusual prompt, with the plight of the children here during our raging bushfires, …. I could only imagine how frightened they would have been in those horrendous situations….

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