Saved By the Bell


Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Today’s prompt: Write a piece of prose around the word: “sirens”, and I’m afraid that this poem I wrote 4 hours ago, actually turned into reality for me me at noon today… Luckily I’m now back home from hospital and I’m ok…


Saved By The Bell


Within my dark maze

I could hear a loud siren

In my rigid daze

I am a rock, I am an island


Laying length-ways

Prone on the floor

A bang rang in my subconscious haze

And smashing through the door


They came to rescue me

Greeted by my teary gaze

I was vaguely all at sea

And unable to cry g’day


I had fallen off my cloud

Into a vacant water-well

Covered by a warm grey shroud

Oblivious to those sirens and bells




Ivor Steven (c)  June 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.

39 thoughts on “Saved By the Bell”

    1. Thank you for your kind comments, and actually after you read poem, my words turned into reality… an had to come and take me hospital…. luckily things are ok… and I’m now home resting… I’ve updated my poem a little to capture my day… 😊


  1. A poem that reflects your feelings, or was it just that dream? Lovely, Ivor.
    Following a few days off from blogging I am attempting to catch up with my reading. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Rhen, i have these episodes, and with rest, I’m usually ok…. It’s was a good start to be home so soon.. the scans were all ok… 😊☺


    1. I’m resting well, went to bed at 7.00 pm,… It’s now 3.00am, and I’m going back to sleep… the episode made me very tired. 😊😴💤. but I’m feeling ok considering… 😊🛌


      1. Oh good! That is wonderful to hear! I hope you feel rested. I hope you are being watched over. Keep up the great work of resting and of course fluid intake. Many blessings and get better soon. I’m glad you are ok and on the mend.🙂

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  2. Oh my goodness! Here I am just catching up…so glad to hear you were able to get help and everything checked out OK. Please, please take care, dear man!! Maybe next time write about winning a million dollars and have that come true…

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