Pink Elephants and One Day to Go

Party, party week

Seven days of giving cheek

Eating and drinking like a hog

Sleeping like a frog on a log

But no leaping and dancing

Just happily dreaming and romancing


Friends to meet and greet

Places to go, coffee and sweets

Bones are sagging like old awnings

And I’m smiling at pink elephants in the mornings

There’s a finale fling tonight

Before a last lullaby under starry lights



Ivor Steven (c)Β  July 2020

Olsen Olsen by Sigur Ros (english translation)

Two three cats ran,
which is the same as the cats,
two three can check,
where is the brother of one.

pushbutton board,
fruits of the boat,
ask him to eat,
tell her she does not want to.

cempedak fruit outside the fence,
take pole pitch,
I am a newbie,
if you cant show it

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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.

57 thoughts on “Pink Elephants and One Day to Go”

  1. HA! I love this poem! It made me giggle! YAY for celebrating Ivor, Ivor!!! πŸ˜€
    Well deserved fun! Much needed fun! πŸ™‚
    I hope the pink elephants have been replaced with normal elephants! HA! :-p
    🐘 πŸ˜› 🐘 πŸ˜€ 🐘
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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      1. You are lucky and I am happy for you. Here in the U.S. it has been a grim rise in cases again. Oregon is better off than many other states. I am saddened by the losses that I think could have been avoided.
        Keep shining your light Ivor.

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      1. I will! Had a good start already.
        Nice to meet you Ivor, I am Angela from Uganda, but moved to California 3 and half years ago.
        I look forward to reading more your of your blog.

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