The Forest Of Doubt

This Saturday, the weekend challenge on Weekly Prompts is: Walkabout. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> HERE.  And below is my response their prompt.


The Forest Of Doubt


Tonight, after dusk

I’ll be in the dark forest of Doubt

On a mystical walkabout

To find those elusive faeries

With their wings of mysterious star-dust

And I shall fill my empty pockets

Ready for Mothers Day tomorrow

Whereupon I’ll spread the magical sparkles

One handful on my mother’s headstone

The second one on my wife’s grave site

And as the same as other years gone by

For us, the faeries willing share their night



Ivor Steven (c)  May 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.

46 thoughts on “The Forest Of Doubt”

  1. May you have some pleasant surprises magical ones tomorrow as you sprinkle the faerie dust on the headstones of your Wife and Mother. Thank you for the music I love to connect to my Faerie side within me and in my blood. I can see myself dancing in the place of the video. Blessings to you Ivor.

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  2. How wonderful to sprinkle the faeries star-dust and magical sparkles to honour your beloved ladies! 🙂 ❤ to your Mum and to Carole! Never doubt that the joy you are bringing in their memory will make them smile! 🙂
    Happy Mum's Day to all the Mums this weekend! I will celebrate on Sunday! 🙂
    Your photo and the video/song are perfect companions to your beautiful poem, Ivor!
    🧚‍♀️ ❤️ 🧚‍♂️ ❤️ 🧚‍♀️

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    1. Thank you Carolyn… probably a little piece of fantasy, but in my heart, my story is vividly true….Oh I should say my mums name…. Esther… which I’ve just posted in my next poem…. ((hugs))


    1. I’m in bed now, listening to my music faerie music, very tired and emotionally drained…. It’s been a week of memories and dreams, a week of highs and lows, and a week of smiles and tears, but never fear, I’m still full cheer…. although the space between my ears, is only a dreamers career 💙🌏😏

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      1. Actually 2.00am now, I’d been asleep 4 hours and now ready for another session… The printing up of my Tullawalla booklet, really took a lot of out of me…. during these times when our energy seems to be low 🤔😊💙🌏

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      2. I think with the ‘stay in place’ orders, I have succumbed to “the less I do the less I want to do” pitfall. I made some changes this morning. I don’t like all of this inactivity. So I need to get back on track … even in place!

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      3. Yes, being inactive is “catching”… but I’m doing my best with set daily routine that I do every day…. Exercise mat, of stretching exercises in the morning (15mins)….. Before lunch, I do a 10min pedal on my exercise bike, then I do my balance exercises (15mins)….and in the afternoon I do a 3km walk… I do this program every day without fail…. and in between I do gardening, housework, some hobby jobs, picture framing, and I’ve joined a photographer group, and we have a different photo prompt every, which is interesting, and different for me….. Of then there’s my poetry and blogging….. Music music, non stop… all day. I do not sit down and watch TV….. ☺️💙🌏

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      4. This is a brilliant schedule Ivor. I am getting up early every day. Just ‘restarted’ my exercise regime that I had strictly adhered to for 25 years! Then said …. eh 🤷🏻‍♀️But, I don’t like how I feel physically so I started again. I do like routine. I do NOT like being told to stay put (though I do for concern for everyone!). I listen to a lot of music via youtube.


      5. Always music while I’m exercising, and yes getting into a routine is good for…. and no I don’t staying put…. I’ve been an outdoor person all my live, via work, sport and recreation……xx

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