Airborne Distrust

The winds of time have changed us

And poisoned the fallen petals on our beds of snugness

Life’s dreams are flooding in rivers of hard rain

Where every river ends up in oceans of choking drains


Today there’s a gale, blow wind, blow

Cover us in pure white snow

Cool off our noxious foes

Drown our secret fears and toxic woes


There’s gathering piles of angel dust

During these days of airborne distrust

Laying unnaturally on barren ground

Making us weary and feeling unsound


We’re here cowering on uncovered platforms

Waiting out this passing sandstorm

And there’ll be the winds drenching rains

Before, quietly and calmly, the rainbow glows again



Ivor Steven (c)ย  March 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.

45 thoughts on “Airborne Distrust”

    1. David’s reply is poignant…….
      This too shall pass.
      And the survivors,
      the vast majority,
      will be wondering
      what was all the fuss.
      But spare a thought,
      a prayer, and a tear,
      for those returned
      to ashes and dust.

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  1. How fascinating to compare this to the likes of a sandstorm! I hadnโ€™t thought of it like that, but it is indeed very much alike in the way it is transmitted. Iโ€™m looking forward to that rainbow. Stay healthy, Ivor!

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  2. Lovely song, and mournful words Ivor
    … some will go some will stay
    that is the way!

    That rainbow will come again and I really feel it’s a reality check for our arrogant foolish pollies. May it level the playing field ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care, wash your hands please ๐Ÿ™‚ I wont sneeze ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. It’s sad, but there will be casualties…. … sounds like the ignorance, arrogance, and the overall greed of those in power, failed the people again……. when will they ever learn that we cannot eat the modern plastic money……

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  3. We are told 80% of us are likely to contract the virus. I think our prime minister Boris Johnson got it just right when he said – A lot of people will lose loved ones before their time.

    From reading Jennifer Wilson’s post – I understand the decisions and advice from your government have been somewhat controversial. These people just never get it right do they?

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      1. I agree. It’s the same the world over, such arrogance.
        Even though it’s not my country I like to read Jennifer Wilson’s posts, but sadly she does not write as often as she used to.

        I enjoyed your poem ๐ŸŒ

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  4. This virus gives a whole new meaning to the terms have and have nots. The irony being it’s the “haves” who are spreading this contagion far and wide as opposed to the unwashed “have not’s” attemping to cross the border.

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      1. Unfortunately those in power have forsaken their humanity: thus never learning. They only bide their time until they can safely exploit the masses without the fear of facing pitchforks in an uprising.

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  5. It’s amazing how the tiniest of things (and by this I mean the size of the virus, not it’s severity), can bring the mighty humankind to our knees. I think so, anyway. This was brilliant by the way. I think the right words found you today! Stay healthy and safe, Ivor. โš˜

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    1. Thank you Carolyn…..We’re not sure at the moment…. Maureen is waiting for News from the Australian Government, about the stopping of international flights into Australia….. my poem has is knocking at my front door …. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

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      1. We’ll know more in the next few days…. the politicians are awful hypocrites … they’re been traveling overseas to vulnerable areas,.. have come back with virus…. and now want to slap us with travel bans….. ???

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