Cross Eyed


Stumbling out of the ocean

With one eye half open

The other eye half closed

My vision turned cross eyed



I saw only dark skies

And many dirty pig sties

Take the Savior’s pill they said

And leave empty eye-drops for the dead



Ivor Steven (c) August 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.

26 thoughts on “Cross Eyed”

  1. Gosh! Hope your actual real-life eye problems are healed soon! We want you with two good eyes!!! πŸ‘€

    I love how so many of your poems have 2 or more meanings. And even when you are talking about something very specific in your life, it is often, too, a good analogy to what is going on in the world, in our emotions, etc!

    Recently, in the world, I feel like I can’t even believe what my eyes are seeing, what my ears are hearing, etc. 😦

    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes… What we are seeing and hearing is unbelievable … and my poem’s analogy is very close to the mark…. your quite right about my poems Carolyn, that they drift into analogies and metaphors… sometimes I do it deliberately… other times they just turn out way…. but mainly I’m always posing questions for the readers, to make them think about my words and interpret them to whatever they think is appropriate for them……..πŸ˜€πŸ™„πŸ˜Š

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    1. Thanks d.a. Slowly getting betterer,…
      It seemed a good opportunity to use my impaired vision, as an analogy for this poem, I think it worked ok πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜€πŸ€“

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