Birds On Wires

Here on the edge of lower earth

Beyond the urban concrete girth

Withering trees are trying to grow

Reaching for that mystical power flow

Hungering for energy from contaminated ground

Not the airwaves of false sonic sound

Man-made arrows clutteringΒ  the sky

Unnatural webs soaring high

Bird snatching wires

Hanging on cold steal spires

Carriers of these modern times

The pulse of humanities crimes

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.

44 thoughts on “Birds On Wires”

    1. Thank you Kate…my thoughts about our so call “better ways of the modern world”…. I don’t see ourselves improving in the ways of compassion and kindness….xx

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  1. Your poem expresses how I feel, too.
    Human-Beans have taken over so much of the earth that was meant for the creatures to live in, thrive in, enjoy, etc. It’s sad that Human-Beans are not good at compromise, sharing, sacrificing, etc….and so terribly-good at destruction. 😦
    (((HUGS))) ❀


    1. Yes Carolyn… Our modernisation doesn’t seem to be spreading anymore compassion or kindness…. too busy … too greedy…. ..Oh…I’ve got to stop getting to upset….. and stay calm…
      … My Doc’s not happy with my recent tests…
      I’m to take it easy for a while… i’m to see the heart specialist in a few weeks…..xx

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      1. Yes, please take it easy…
        I know it’s easier said than done, but we can care about the world without letting it damage our health. Or, at least, we can try. πŸ™‚

        Oh, no! 😦 Please keep me updated on your doctor results. I will keep you in my prayers and in my thoughts for healing and safety.

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      2. I’m Ok… just feeling more tired than normal, and my ECG yesterday (my DOC rang me last night !!) show a little variance, so off for more testing over the next few weeks…… in the meantime… “Take it easy Ivor” …were the Doc’s words…. xxx

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  2. heartfelt post! such a wonderful poem, beautifully articulated. the last line really hit hardπŸ˜… thank you for sharing🀍

    Follow @everythingtips for tips and recommendations if interested! It would mean a lot to me!πŸ₯ΊπŸ€

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