Polar Bears and Cold Sheep

hello world, do you see my frown?

will the blizzards ever calm down?

will the rains ever soften the ground?

will the tears of silence be the only sound?


the frozen wounds are deep

the mountains of snow are steep

humans need to stop being cold sheep

and begin taking their own individual leaps


the rewards of being nice

far outweigh this world of ice



Ivor Steven (c)Β  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.

64 thoughts on “Polar Bears and Cold Sheep”

    1. Thank you Cheryl… and my poem is more of a metaphorical view of the worlds problems…. It’s not overly cold in Geelong …it’ll be 12’C here today…


    1. My poem’s a chilly metaphorical look at the coldness within our societies at the moment…. and the lone lighthouse encircled by the rocks, evoked my thoughts…


    1. Thank you Gina.. I started to write the last, and I lost the scrap of paper it was on… Found it this morning, and completed the poem… The photo is scanned copy of my calender pic’ for the

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  1. This is a little different but I do like it a lot.
    What a coincidence it’s 12Β° here too this morning, during our summer!
    Another coincidence is I’ve also had Internet problems due to a lightning strike during a thunderstorm. πŸ™‚

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      1. Glad to hear it. Mine needed some internal wiring replacing due to the lightning damage to a TV Ariel that travelled down the line to the telephone point. Each room is wired together for TV, phone and internet.

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      2. Oh, I have all my own rooms wired up not just at the family’s side.
        Kitchen/living room, both bedrooms and upstairs sitting room. I future-proofed during the renovations as it gave me the opportunity to hide all the wiring within walls and under floors. πŸ™‚

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  2. Aw and Ah! πŸ™‚ This is timely and powerful poem, Ivor!
    “the rewards of being nice
    far outweigh this world of ice”
    So true!

    I hope with love, teaching, positive actions and words, etc., we can help to thaw/defrost those cold-hearted people. Even if there are some people that cannot be thawed…we will still continue to be nice and do the right things. πŸ™‚

    Know that you, and your words, always warm us, Ivor. And remind us to be the good the world needs! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚
    PS….the little polar bear is a cutie…and the music magical!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn…. yes another all-round post that worked well for me….. sometimes it chills me to the bone…. seeing how cold-hearted some people can be….. but we must keep trying to thaw them out (Somehow)
      ((hugs))… oh the Polar was a pic’ from my Calendar (July)… called ‘Animal Inspirations’ and the July’s quote is… “You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go” –Jim Rohn…. πŸ˜€πŸ˜Š

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    1. Thank you, a poem inspired by the “polar bear image” which is a pic’ from my Calendar for July… and there I was looking at this lovely Calendar photo, and these words flowed… πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™πŸŒ


      1. Oh yes! I can totally understand this. I often see an inspiring photo which leads me to muse poetical. But there is a long queue of other verses brimming over ready to be written. So unless I were to Iive another 837 years I doubt the pic ones will ever see the light of day….so it’s a good job you’ve taken it open yourself to take up the mantle and waxed lyrical!!!! πŸ˜πŸ™ƒβ€β€β€

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      2. I receive my inspirations from many sources, but straight from a Calendar photo is an unusual one for me. 😊. But I’m happy it worked ok.. πŸ˜ŠπŸŒπŸ’™


      3. Yes indeed there’s so much inspiration to be had from endless sources, if you look, if you have an enquiring soul. This one did indeed work out well for you, and your readership..πŸŒπŸ™‚β€

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      1. ouch yes, doubt anyone is happy about more restrictions for six weeks! Sent my Vic friends a hello. .. only one responded 😦

        As a health professional she is still working and out there, guessing the others are deeply distressed by this added time 😦

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