You Cannot Shoot Or Electrocute It

This week’s Wednesday Challenge on Weekly Prompts, is the word WARY. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> HereBelow is my poem about being ‘Wary’


You Cannot Shoot Or Electrocute It


I see grey clouds drifting across the sky

And I hear the great white bear continue to lie

You cannot shoot it

Nor can you electrocute it

I cannot hear your bullets blazing

Nor can your bombs do the erasing

Your insincere words cannot stop it

I’m wary of your falsehoods, that hide it

I cannot see your pain and fears

Nor can I see your sympathetic tears

Your money keeps you safe in the ivory tower

But will your money send the people flowers



Ivor Steven (c)  March 2020

Bob Dylan, wrote these profound lyrics 50 years ago…

“All Along The Watchtower”

“There must be some way out of here,” said the joker to the thief,
“There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.””No reason to get excited”, the thief, he kindly spoke,
“There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late”.All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.

Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.


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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.

20 thoughts on “You Cannot Shoot Or Electrocute It”

    1. Yes Mich…. it’s not money….it’s not bombs….it’s not false promises…… it’s “us” the people, with love and comprehension who will relieve the situation…… xxx

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    1. Yes, like a hidden piece in time.
      And I’m calling for the “Doctor”
      Yep I’m whiling away my time here watching some old Doctor Who series.. and it’s just finished, wow, I do the fantasy of the Sci-Fi show, and it’s definitely time for bed.. 12.45am 😴😴😁

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  1. So true that those in the ivory tower and armed with wads of money have no idea what it is like for the “every man” in these circumstances. I too have been watching some Sci-Fi – The Witcher was a good series on Netflix. Dr. Who is one of my favorites! I started watching in 1978… So many Time Lords and yet I can’t get enough!

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    1. Haha, yes I’m looking forward to the next next Dr Who series. The Sci-Fi is a good form of escapism in these difficult and strange times. And I drown myself in my music…


    1. Thank you Carolyn,,,Yes ” us” humans will survive… in the end, the fight is up to “us”, and the work of the “helpers” and the “scientists”
      Not the politicians
      Not their bombs
      Not their continual falsehoods
      They still hide under corporate aprons… 💙🌏🤔
      not because of politicians

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