A Brick Wall Comes Alive

Over the last two weeks I’ve had the pleasure of observing a creative piece  of street-artwork evolving on a corner shop wall, at nearby the ‘Box Office Cafe’, where I like to enjoy a coffee and cake…  The wonderful painting, inspired me to write this little poem.


A Brick Wall Comes Alive


There, before my smiling eyes

An old brick wall comes alive

A colourful display, growing and flowing

There’s flowers and faces glowing

Within artistic creations of finesse

Upon every brush-strokes progress

The facade’s sharing her party dress

And she’s dancing in the streets to impress


Oh..  At Carolyn’s request, here’s pic’s of my coffee & cakes….



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.

49 thoughts on “A Brick Wall Comes Alive”

  1. Ivor, I always look forward to your posts, but you’ve surely outdone yourself this time! The poem is beautiful, the painted building couldn’t be cheerier, and the music is joyous and brings back memories. The cakes look delicious too, although I can’t eat them. I’ll just use them for eye candy! May the happiness you send out to others return to you each day. Cheryl

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, for your glorious comments, …and yes my poem is a joyous piece, … hopefully my readers can enjoy the pleasure I was feeling too… 😀😃💛💚💙🌏


    1. Thank you Lucy…. the glorious creativity was truly inspiring and a pleasure to try and write a suitable piece for…. and I’m ecstatic with your lovely comments…💛💚💙🌏

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      1. It does have a therapeutic effect, lifts the soul–even from a great distance! Thank you for sharing the colorful “happy” artwork. It did wonders for my mood 🙂

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  2. the poem is really beautiful and joyful Ivor. it is such a joy to see these walls beautifully painted and your words brought us to where the walls are.

    and oh, that coffee and cake…ahhh moment of bliss

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    1. Haha… I’m teasing everyone with those tasty cake photos..
      And yes.. a glorious piece of creative joy was easy to write about.. 💙🌏😎


  3. OH! I love street art, wall art, murals…and this is so lovely! And your poem in it’s honor is wonderful…you are right…the mural brings life, joy, smiles, dancing! 🙂

    HA! Thanks for the coffees and cakes photos! Oh, wow, yummy for sure! 🙂

    It makes me happy to know you have such a lovely place to go to enjoy some delicious sweets and treats! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. Thank you Carolyn,.. and the street art was superb… and to watch the artist at work was a real treat for me… and made my coffee & cake taste even betterer… 💛🧡💚🌏

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