Not Here nor There

From here in Australia, I’ve been reading the stories about Mr Trump and his having contracted the ‘Covid’ virus this week, and his subsequent “miraculous/cure” recovery…. which seemed to remind me of this poem I wrote back in October 2017

Not Here nor There

My time is slowly passing.

Age is creeping, not lasting.

I’m frail and growing older.

My body shivers when it’s colder.

And sweats like hell, in the heat.

My mind is feeble and weak.

I don’t seem to remember.

Whether it’s March, April, or September.

Here I sit, what am I doing.

There I look, where am I going.

There I ask, what’s for tea dear.

Oh, I forgot, she’s not here.

Well best I retire to bed.

Wrest this weary head.

Under a linen sheet, like a white hood.

And lie here, on this piece of driftwood.

Ivor Steven (c) October 2017

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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.

49 thoughts on “Not Here nor There”

  1. Wonderful poem, Ivor. Beautiful and relatable. Trump, on the other hand, brings on dispepsia on a daily basis. He has the nerve, after receiving treatments not available to most people, to tell the public not to fear coronavirus. 210,000 people have died in the US, largely due to his mishandling of the pandemic! And now, 34 of his staff are sick because precautions were not followed at the White House! And, probably still contagious, he refuses a virtual debte!

    I didn’t mean to complain… Ivor made me do it! 🙂 Have a great day! Cheryl

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    1. You are understandably allowed to complain Cheryl…. way over here in Australia his deceitful ways are despicable
      And thank you for your lovely comments for my poem..😀😍


  2. Reagan was called the Teflon President yet only had to bear a fraction of the flack that has been thrown at President Trump. I personally believe that Trump is the right man for the times – even the CCP virus couldn’t take him down.

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  3. You poem sounds like a really bad case of the flu!… hopefully not the Corona Virus… The president is like the cat… he keeps coming back cause he couldn’t stay away!!
    Tom Waite sounds like a white Louie Armstrong without the trumpet!!

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  4. OK, Ivor, you better hope he does not see this poem, lol.
    Jokes aside, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your honesty about age: it’s a thing we will all go through at some point in life, but to read the emotions and vulnerability (and I say mean this in the most nicest and human way). You are not only Sharing, you are reminding us of what will come and how to best deal with it.
    I pray your health is better, and that you keep writing my friend.
    Sty safe, and be blessed.

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  5. The time you write about had to be very difficult for you. 😦
    Glad you are feeling better today. 🙂
    We must all make today a wonderful day, as none of us know how much longer we will be here on the planet. YAY for today!!! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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      1. Tomorrow… my brother and brother-in-law joint birthday party get together for us siblings… It’ll be great, I’ve not seen my family, since my birthday on July 20th.. 3 months ago !!… 😀😎😍

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      2. Yes. My kids live where their careers took them…so they are a 24+ hour drive, or a plane trip, away. And my siblings, nieces, nephews, etc. are too far away, too. The closest sibling is a 4+ hour drive away. 😦
        Then Covid19 has complicated all of the traveling, etc.
        But we keep in touch on Skype, Zoom, texting, phone calls, etc. 🙂 And I’m so glad all of my kids have great careers, great health insurance, etc. 🙂
        (((HUGS))) 🙂

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      3. Funny… my families only an hour away, but the ‘Covid’ restrictions have keep us apart… these are indeed strange times…. Oh Carolyn, I’ve just finished my first draft of my book, would like me to send a you a PDF copy via email… I would love and appreciate your opinion… 😀

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      4. Thank you dear Carolyn, it’s not about editing, that’s my job, I am more looking for that impression the book has, and whether the readers has a sense of wanting to read the next poem, or next Chapter… 💚💙🌏
        I’ll email you a Draft copy soon… ((Hugs))

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