A Crack in the Wall

I originally wrote this piece in 2012, and then posted it here on my WordPress site in June 2017, and in December 2017, I was fortunate enough to have this poem published by the ‘Vita Brevis Magazine’, and I thoroughly recommend to all my readers and followers, to visit and support this superb Poetry Magazine,  >> https://vitabrevisliterature.com/vita-brevis-poetry/


A Crack in the Wall

Placing yesteryear’s photos

In that bygone album

Cutting window holes

In today’s front door

Pasting forgotten memories

In the Bible, so forlorn

Packing tomorrow’s cases

Full of dusty dreams

Clutching torn curtains

Darkened to the outside worlds

Passing a crumbling brick wall

Weakened by the original fall



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.

28 thoughts on “A Crack in the Wall”

  1. Ivor, I enjoyed reading your poem… so poignant and expressive! The imagery evokes powerful emotions. I can see why the magazine published it and why it remains one of your favorite poems. Thank you for posting it again. ❤ I also enjoyed the well-chosen music video.

    Enjoy your weekend! Cheryl 🙂

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  2. Pass the tissues, please.
    Wow, this is powerful and poignant, Ivor…the pain, the great loss, the missing, the grieving.
    I can see why it was chosen for publication.
    (((HUGS)))
    PS…Sivert Hoyem is one of my fav singers. Listening to his voice while reading your poem got my tears flowing. 🙂

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    1. Yes his voice resonates through your spine…
      Oh that poem… I wrote it a few months after Carole had passed…. and I was packing and cleaning our ‘home’, ready to be sold…. yes my emotions were high…. and I’m not sure how I wrote the words…. 😥😊😍💙🌏

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  3. Ivor, I had to read this poem twice because it made me think of someone I had lost just a few years back. Someone I had come to care for deeply. He died young (we were the same age) and I never had that chance to say goodbye. I guess you could say that was my crack in the wall of my life. The pain took a while to accept and it seemed that I carried it with me everywhere I went, until I allowed myself to find some closure about it. This poem really pulled out some very deep emotions from within and it was such a beautifully written, raw and emotional piece. Very deserving of being in a publication, my friend. Loved it. 🙂 xx

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    1. Yes dear Brandi… this is indeed a deeply emotional poem for me… I was virtually going crazy…. It wasn’t long after Carole had passed… I’m home alone… and packing Carole’s belongings away/up, getting ready for the sale of our ‘home’ …. oh wow… I don’t even remember writing the words… they were just emotions, not words….

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      1. “They were just emotions, not words” … That I totally understand. Sometimes the emotions just flow out and we’re not even aware of what we’re saying, or even doing. We’re just feeling everything all at once and living on autopilot, it seems. Nothing feels real, yet.

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