Many More Sunrises

Today I was up and going at sunrise

Preparing for an important check-up on my heart’s demise

Early in the morning an angel came and shaved my chest

Ready for the procedures arduous test

And I was wired-up and plugged in

Calmly listening to sounds of harps playing

Then I heard a tune by Leonard Cohen

And my mind was peacefully drifting



I’m smiling, I must have looked contented

My Doctor nodded in acknowledgement

Seeing my ‘muses’ T-shirt at the bedhead

Suddenly, faster and stepper I must tread

Until finally the machine slowed down

And I’m resting on the bed in my hospital gown

Waiting for my heartrate to normalise

Then the angel leans over and whispers, “you’ll see many more sunrises”




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.

51 thoughts on “Many More Sunrises”

  1. Aww! That makes me so happy to read that last line, Ivor! It’s such a blessing to get a good bill of health and I’m glad your ticker is working just fine. Beautiful poem, my friend. πŸ€—β™₯️

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  2. Oh, poor you. 😦 Are you okay?!?!
    I hope everything will be okay. You have such a beautiful heart, I know it will give you life for many more sunrises.
    Mr. Cohen is perfect companion to med-tests. πŸ™‚
    You have my bestest wishes and prayers for good health, Ivor!
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. I’ll be ok 😊. I have to go to the specialist next week. But I’m under control, with no urgent problems.. I’m to take it easy for a few weeks while I’m being assessed.. I’m in good hands, so there’s no panic πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™πŸŒπŸ€—πŸŽΆ

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