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What a difference

Twenty four hours makes

I’m back, on this other side

Of the world

I woke up dreaming

In the southern hemisphere

Feeling inside out

And upside down

I’ve gone from a warm evening

To a freezing morning

I’ve travelled in time

And I’m struggling to find my rhyme

I left my new family behind

All so generous and kind

There’s many stories to be written

About that friendly new kitchen

Now I’m having breakfast alone

But here I am, home sweet home

Ivor Steven (c)  2019

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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.

61 thoughts on “Back Home”

      1. I’m happy that I coped well with my big trip, I’m feeling reasonably well, going for a hospital check-up this afternoon, my neuroscience team wanted to see me straight after my trip. !!

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  1. welcome home Ivor, I have been so happy to follow your travels on insatagram and know you have had a wonderful time. exactly what your soul needed. your poems tell me the weight of your joy.

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  2. Welcome home again Ivor. Homecoming is always tinged with a little sadness for those you left behind. Lovely poem. I hope all goes well with your check up today, or perhaps you’ve had it already. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes I had my check-up, It went ok, but another appt on 30th August…
      And it’s nice to be home, but sad to leave my lovely family .
      And my poem is about my mixed up emotions at the moment… thank you Sue, for continued support while I’ve been away from blogging.. xx

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    1. Yes, and my farewells were the hardest. The flight from Philadelphia to Melbourne was awfully long, 22 hours in the air, plus 2 hours at LA. So more sleep time tonight πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄


  3. Oh, I remember…your coming home held such mixed emotions, Ivor. Good to be home safe. πŸ™‚ But missing your loved ones. 😦
    Isn’t it wonderful how, for the past year, the memories of that adventure have kept you company, kept you warm, kept you smiling! πŸ™‚
    I have SO enjoyed you resharing these poems of your PA adventures!
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. I was just chatting to my dear cousin-in-law, Joanne, and we mentioned those same exact feelings….. πŸ’™πŸ’• I am indeed a fortunate man….
      some people find their families diminishing as they grow older….. but here I am with the wonderful gain of huge an instant loving family, that have enchanted my heart forever…
      πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ§‘ …((Hugs))

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