Half Normal and Half Crazy


Earlier today I was having an on-line video chat with my niece Kerri, in Philadelphia, and during our conversation, we often mentioned, how the world was going “crazy”. So here’s my “crazy” poem, inspired by my “crazy” Philadelphia relatives, Kerri, Joanne and Ken….


Half Normal and Half Crazy

The day’s cold and breezy

Phillip the penguin is going crazy

Excitedly clapping his wings

Waiting for our luncheon fling

He’s jumping and shouting

“We are going on an outing !!”



Despite our masks and the pouring rain

Time has come to leave our quarantine

And savour a fluffy carrot cake again

Drink hot coffee and fizzy champagne

Drown these hazy days of feeling lazy

And resurrect ourselves from going completely crazy



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.

44 thoughts on “Half Normal and Half Crazy”

    1. Thanks Dwight, and I’m going there again today…. apparently when I was there 8 weeks ago , they inadvertently charged me for a meal that that had already been paid for by a friend that I was chatting with… and the wonderful owner generously paid for my lunch yesterday, and invited to enjoy another free coffee and cake today.. wow.. I offered to pay, but they wouldn’t take my money…. 😀😊

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  1. I enjoyed your crazy poem and I’m delighted that you were able to go back to your favourite cafe.

    I’m getting very brave, I actually went out to the shops yesterday, but I was so relieved to get back home again, I did not enjoy being amongst other people. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Sue…. I think that makes us almost opposites Sue….. although in the crowd situations, I am very careful… and I am comfortable at my Cafe…. they run their establishment strictly and safely by rules…

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      1. I had an appointment in the nearby market town of Otley and while there I popped to a small supermarket.

        I’m just relieved that since the pandemic began I’ve not had to do my own shopping. I felt very uncomfortable being amongst other people.

        I’ve been to a restaurant with Joss, the tables were placed far apart, the staff wore masks and we were given hand gel to use as we entered the building. I was comfortable with that arrangement. 🙂

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      2. That’s wise of you.
        I parked at this supermarket so I could walk through the lovely old churchyard to my appointment nearby and I discovered that shopping in person has a bad effect on my purse (or card) I spend more! 😂

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  2. So so SO glad you were able to enjoy such wonderful things to help deal with the goin’-crazy-days! 😉 😀
    Ooh ooh OOH, carrot cake is a fav! Yum!!! 😛
    Abnormal and Crazy HUGS!!! HA!!! 😀 😛
    PS…that music vid lifts my spirits high! 🙂

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  3. so very glad that your restrictions have eased Ivor, about time!

    Really admire your tech ability to include Phillip and your chat cousins in those pics … eerie but joyful music, thanks 🙂

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  4. Brilliant description of the craziness that Covid 19 has wrecked on our lives. SA is non Level 1 of lockdown now and we have been able to go out and about for quite a while, even though the number of Covid 19 cases here are increasing. Economy before health and lives seems to be the leading theme. My family don’t go out except to shop for food. Stay safe and keep well and crazy!

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