My Sunrise

Here I am re-posting a poem that I recently submitted to be published, however the piece didn’t get accepted, and later on today, I’m going to present this poem on “Go Dog Go Cafe’s” ‘Throwback Friday’ weekly category … but firstly, I’m posting “My Sunrise” here on my site…


My Sunrise

I’ve walked a thousand lonely miles

Looking for her everlasting smile

Gradually scaling Ararat’s steepest cliff

There, sipping from the grail’s cup of youth

I’ve travelled to the edge of time

To find the final word of rhyme

Where my sunrise soared into the sky

To recapture her last goodbye



Then I crawled on my hands

Searching for that broken line in the sand

I’ve dug myself a hole, deep into space

To join her spirit and grace

Releasing my star into the universe

And I awoke, to write more of this verse





Ivor Steven (c) Feb 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.

35 thoughts on “My Sunrise”

    1. Thank you Cheryl for lovely comments… lots of memories flooding my thoughts over the these weeks, wedding anniversary, and in a couple of days it’ll be 20 years ago when I had my first stroke…

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      1. I know that the stroke anniversary weighs on your mind. I had a mild heart attack 13 years ago, and that fact is always in the back of my mind. I also have two stents in my heart and have had carotid artery surgery. We are mortal! Your light shines in your work, Ivor. ❤ Cheryl

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  1. Such a brilliant, heartfelt, lovely poem, Ivor! I got teary-eyed. 🙂
    She will always be your sunrise and she will always shine on you AND in you. 🙂

    Well, gosh darn, I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t accept this poem for publication!!! 😮 😦 Something wrong with those people!

    Perfect photo, poem, and song trio, Ivor!
    You know I always enjoy Hozier!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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