Her Kindness

A poem for Gina, a hard working angel at the hospital. Last night my dreams echoed her kindness….And a big thank you to everyone working in the health care system.


Her Kindness


I can hear storm clouds rumbling

But I cannot hear the darkness

I can see a tired sun fading

But I cannot see the gloominess

I can say help those who are crying

But I cannot say I am fearless

But I will not sit and be silent

My hands ring the bells of kindness



Ivor Steven (c)Β  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.

65 thoughts on “Her Kindness”

  1. What a beautiful poem and what a wonderful gesture Ivor. Gina is great. She makes everyone’s life better. She filled our lives with beauty and blessings. I am so glad you wrote this for her πŸŒΈβ€οΈπŸ’•

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    1. Thank you dear Rachel… yes she’s all that and more…..and meeting her in person, here in Geelong, back in November was a humbling privilege for me….. I’m concerned for her in these troubled times, and she’s working long hours as well…. but I’m afraid most people who work in hospitals are vulnerable situation…πŸ’™πŸŒ

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  2. thank you Ivor, this is a most thoughtful gesture, I cannot lay claim to that title, your are the King of Kindness! our gardens are thriving, something we can be happy and contented with in such a time. thank you for the sweet mention and lovely poem, its healing words for everyone to read.

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      1. in times like these, it is good to remember the sacrifices of our older relatives and friends, we were would not be here if not for them, everyone makes a difference though, in small ways, we work together to fight this. what a year this is turning out to be. you are a product of that strong bond of love and kindness Ivor.

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      1. Thank you so much. I appreciate the love, care and concern from all you lovely souls. Please be safe, stay home, social distance and wash your hands properly. β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ€—

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      1. i will do the same now! have a lovely day Ivor, chat again soon. by the way, Yellow Door is a lovely distraction, am dreaming of the hills and ocean. take care my friend

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    1. Thank you Christine, Gina is all of those words ,and more… I’m honoured to be a friend of hers…. and us meeting up here in Geelong last November was a great thrill for both of us, and the joyous occasion surpassed our wondrous expectations

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      1. Yes for my sister there too. Give them moral support and tell them to practice all the safety measures. I know you’ll be concerned about them.

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  3. Hi Ivor. I came over on Gina’s recommendation and have subscribed! Your poem is so very kind and a lovely tribute!! I look forward to reading more (as I go see some of your previous posts).

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and thank you for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, and I’m from Geelong, Australia. Cheers. Ivor


  4. That’s beautiful Ivor! Indeed gratitude is all we have for all the warriors who are striving hard to make the world a better place for us.

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