We Live in a Funny World

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Today’s prompt: Write a piece of prose or poetry that ends with in the end, we were just a moment.

We Live in a Funny World

Am I feeling funny ha-ha

Or am I a funny la-la?

I cannot put my finger on it

Or am I an alien in orbit?

I am forever wondering

Why the sentinels are not flying

What are they guarding?

Beyond the above

I need to ask the dove

Is there more to life than love?

I eavesdrop in on my own dreams

And listen to voices, so it seems

Jotting down subconscious conversations

Between my miscreations and aberrations

I was in a wet mess in my bedroom

And left my nightshirt in the bathroom

I was drowning in a blue lagoon

And pleading for gentler treatment

Then an angel came with soothing ointment

And in the end, we were just a moment

Ivor Steven (c) Sept 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.

30 thoughts on “We Live in a Funny World”

  1. Oh Ivor! I love that first stanza – it starts of whimsical but the last two lines really pulled at my heartstrings! So many ways to interpret this. I read it several times and each time brought new discoveries. Bravo! Bravo!

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    1. Thank you Irma… And yes a mixture of different little pieces, that funnily enough they seemed to fit together here… I enjoy the process of trying to form a cohesive poem from the little pieces in my notebook….. ‘and in the end’ , I invariably surprise myself…..

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    1. Yes Annette, it’s definitely a poem of different pieces… from my notebook of little pieces of thoughts that write down… I enjoy the process of trying to create a cohesive poem from my collection of thoughts… On this occasion I am pleased with result.. 😊📖


  2. OH! I love this!!! 🙂 What vivid images! What great emotions! What wonderful flow! What a fun poetry style! 😉
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS….you have a special day soon…right?! I remember you saying something about your anniversary soon??? 🙂

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    1. Yes.. I’ve just woken up 6.20am, and it’s anniversary day, September 10th..
      I’ve been writing an anniversary poem over the last few days, I’ll post it soon…
      Thanks for your happy words about my happy piece of imagination…. Sometimes I amaze myself… 😂😊😄🌈😎

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      1. YAY!!! Happy Anniversary to you and your beautiful Carole!!! I know she is smiling today! 🙂
        Do some fun things to celebrate your anniversary! 🙂 Bathe yourself in the wonderful memories of the beautiful years you spent together! 🙂
        HUGS!!! 🙂

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      2. Lockdown has it’s restrictions, but going to the cemetery is going to funny to start with… showing up with flowers, wearing a mask !! 😎😀 I’m sure there’s a poem , with Carole smiling at my funny appearance….

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