Slippery Stepping Stones

Dear readers, as you know I like to put a music/video with my posts, that in some way might tend to suit the words I’ve written…. Today I two great pieces to chose from, both songs are by “Puscifer”, and then I decided to add both of the music/videos….. and along with my poem, I hope you enjoy my articles entire presentation today….


Slippery Stepping Stones


Dreams of longer and older paths

Are fading behind invincible eyes


I’ve seen that yellow-brick road to there

Just pass a cloud covered sky somewhere

On the other side of nowhere

Now I’m on my way to there

And I’m happy for everyone to share

My winding road to everywhere


I’ve tripped over many hidden yellow bricks

And the red cobblestone tracks are a real trick

But to gingerly cross life’s riverbed of slimy stepping stones

Somehow enabled my soul, to travel through slippery time zones


Ivor Steven (c) July 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.

37 thoughts on “Slippery Stepping Stones”

  1. This is so heartfelt Ivor…felt like a wonderful narration of a man who’s lived a good life amids all the trials and tribulations…

    The song too perfectly fits your poem…it was a lovely background melody as i read your poem.

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  2. You have such a gift for putting together your photos, your writing, and THE best music! All combine to give us, the readers/listeners, such a powerful experience! Thank you! 🙂
    Often those slippery-stones-moments in life teach us to slow down, be focused, learn, grow, appreciate, ETC! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) and how are you feeling today?!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, I really appreciate your comments here,… I work hard at presenting my articles as an entertaining package for my readers to enjoy.. And it’s a thrill for me to use my own photos…. and search for suitable songs/videos is an enjoyable task for me… To hear that my posts are entertaining to my readers is very very pleasing.. 😊😅😀💙💙🌏

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

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  3. “Dreams of longer and older paths
    Are fading behind invincible eyes”

    These lines stood out to me immediately. It sets this poem off in an evocatively woven tale of the lives we lead or have led; the journey and travel in life that forms our experiences and dreams. As I read this poem, it was like an enlightenment to me. There’s a certain transcendence that’s beyond describable here; it is more spiritual, the feeling, and I felt beyond what words can redeem in my state of awe-struck and wonder.

    What a beautiful piece, Ivor. This blew me away to another planet. Fantastic writing as always. This piece is amazing and strong.

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    1. Oh Lucy, thank you for your exquisite summary of my poem… and yes indeed, a journey of swirls and twirls… in an attempt to portray my life of being here, and not being anyway, due to the many trials, trails, and tribulations of my almost unbelievable path that I have travelled… and without rambling and going into details…. I was trying to convey the emotion and essence of my trip… maybe my effort did work.. I know it flowed ok… but your superb comments, have left me with joyful tears running down my cheeks 😭😂💙💙🌏

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  4. Ivor, wonderful post! The photo looks like the places I used to wade and swim when I was young. I love the music, especially the first one, and plan to share it. with Robert tonight.

    Your poem is quite euphoric as you celebrate overcoming the obstacles you have faced. You can look back on your life with satisfaction. I don’t think you are afraid to “cross the river” when you reach it MANY, MANY, MANY years from now!

    All the best,


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    1. Thank you Cheryl for your kind words and thoughts. yes indeed a journey of trials and tribulations…. and of survival.. and here I am, still telling many a tale. 💙🌏😊

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