Beyond the Swallowing Quicksand

My body is beginning to tire

And I am in need of a new fire

Beyond the swallowing quicksand

Here now, I surely stand

Resurrected, upon solid ground

And what a maze destiny’s unwound

Inside my fading mind

Lays an old silver mine

Of tunnels yet to be found

Where unused treasures abound

Awaiting a silent command

From my lost soul’s dreamland

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.

43 thoughts on “Beyond the Swallowing Quicksand”

    1. Thanks Carolyn.. I really can’t explain my emotions that are flowing inside me these last few weeks…. I’m pleased that my readers are able to connect with my thoughts and feelings….
      💙💜💛🌏 ((Hugs))..

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  1. I was just going through your poetry books this morning Ivor. You have lots of fire and inspiration. Your Tullawalla poems are my favourites. You convey emotions so beautifully and I am always refreshed after reading your delightful words.

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    1. Yeah… just staying positive, and my muse is always a wonderful influence upon my attitude.. Her courage and graciousness under such trying circumstances is always inspirational for me. 😊💙🌏

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    1. Yes we have Sue !! … but we’ve managed to find solid ground again….
      I’m just home from afternoon outing, a walk, coffee & cake, and a bit of shopping. So I’ll visit my reader to have a look at your Saturday Prompt…

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      1. Yes we have, we’re back to solid ground, though I still find potholes to fall in.
        It felt like groundhog day this week when I spectacularly messed up my weekend challenges, so we’ve gone with one of Gerry’s planned challenges instead. Hopefully I will be back on solid ground by next week.

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