Hello readers, this morning I’m attending an on-line seminar, via a ‘Zoom’ group link-up, of 10 people. The theme of the session is, “Explore writing as a tool for self reflection”. for many years now, I’ve been collecting my written thoughts and comments in my notebook files, and posting them on my site as “Tit Bits”, so in conjunction with my seminar (soon), I’m re-presenting “Tit Bit #15”, from Sept 2018….

“I’ve not written one these for a while, and I’ve enough of my comments stored in my Note-Book file to fill ‘War And Peace’ !! Thank you to all of my dear readers who comment on my writings, I am forever grateful, and may you all continue to inspire me to write these short poetry pieces about your marvellous posts.”


Tit Bits #15


I used to say, mum was the one

Dad was always there, daddy number one

Carole came along, she was my only one

They’re all gone, I was left with no-one

Myself has become an ultimate one

To you all, I cannot do without everyone

I love sharing my life

I love talking about my wife

Even though I’ve seen so much strife

She wouldn’t have it any other way

She graciously fought on, every day

My story will never explain her everlasting smile

My future is about trying for her, every mile

I know those old photo album feelings

Old memories and dusty dreams

Your heart might miss a beat

They’ll be tears at your feet

You’ll need a comfy seat

Bathe in the images, so sweet

Life’s rotation process is endless

Watermill wheels keep on turning

I’m writing on recycled paper

Word’s from my heart are countless

Morning birds sing, but do not see

By day, I’ll look like a flowering tree

By night, hear my wisdom howl

Like a lonely Tawny Frog-mouth Owl

Beware, there’s more

You’ll be shown the door

By the bolt of Thor


I’ve been inspired by my tour of yesterdays street art in Geelong, and the magnificent mural of Chrissy Amphlett, so here she is, singing with the Divinyls


Ivor Steven (c)  September 2018

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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 “Reflections”

  1. Ivor, I like the way you talk about those you have loved…your parents, your wife, yourself, and fellow bloggers. I am sure they all loved you in return. My list is similar to yours. I took care of my quadriplegic husband for 18 years before he died, and all the time we spent together is precious to me. I liked both the poem and the music. thanks for sharing. All the best! Cheryl

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  2. This brought tears. 😦 I know all those who loved you mostest and bestest AND who you loved the mostest and bestest….your Dad, your Mum, your Carole…you miss them the so much….but they are with you in thoughts, memories, and heart…watching over you with love.
    But, I know, with all of them gone, the days can be long and lonely. 😦

    Please take good care of yourself. Find the joys in each day, even if they are small joys. Know that you, and your writing, are a joy to so many of us.

    The Zoom group, and topic, sounds wonderful! 😉

    🐧 🙂 🦉


    1. Humbug, I lost internet WiFi just before it started, by the I got It back , the meeting was locked…. ….. I sent the convener an email apologising….. I was so disappointed,,,, but she emailed me later and said she would have another one later in the year….. still… I was very upset… like a kid losing his special toy….
      Thank you for kind thoughts and lovely words… they mean a lot to me… 😀😍… and I your heart vibes from my little haven… 😍💙

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    1. Sorry Sue, I didn’t get back to you… I was in the middle of my on-line Thursday night pub chat… we went for over 2 hours… a bit of fun and catch-up… really a great thing to in these present circumstances… 😀😉

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      1. Never worry about not getting straight back to me, we none of us sit glued to our machines!
        Zoom made a massive difference to me during our full lockdown, it’s such fun too! I am so glad that you enjoyed your evening 🙂

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