My poem “Another Mad World” has been published at ‘Brave & Reckless’ today, and thank you to the editor Christine for accepting this piece…

Brave & Reckless

Are we a modern reflection of the moon?
Just a spoilt man with a silver spoon
Torn, tarnished, and running out of room
Where even the green witches have lost their brooms

A lonely planet of rocky dunes with a sun-burnt crust
Dark craters for oceans and rivers of dust
No vegetation to feed on, nor furry animals to kill
Only smelly whale bones and rotting pelican bills

Madly we think there is another new world
Just jet away to, and breed more crazy boys and girls
Our mad scientists know, humans have shamed mother earth
And we are entirely to blame for defiling her worth

Ivor was formerly an Industrial Chemist, then a Plumber, and has been writing poetry for 19 years, having numerous poems published in on-line magazines, and his works appear in Anthologies by, Vita Brevis, Fae Corps Inc, and Red Wolf Journal. He’s an active member…

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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.

19 thoughts on “MAD WORLD CREATIVITY PROMPT CHALLENGE: Another Mad World – Ivor Steven”

  1. This is a great poem, I like the point you make about breeding more boys and girls this is a huge problem and the reason why our Earth is unsustainable. Over breeding, everyone thinks they have to have children to carry on their line yet their line is not worth replicating. Unless we all make a strong contribution this will be the truth of the planet and foolishly people think they can go to another planet and will the life on the other planet want these destroyers settling there? Bless you

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  2. So much truth in your words, Ivor! No one to blame but ourselves for the sad state of our environment. The responsibility is also ours to clean it up! There is no Planet B….congrats on the publication as well!

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    1. Thanks Irma… yes I’ll keep plugging away, these politicians are slow learners.. haha .. they still want to build barricade walls, when history tells them that none of the walls in past have ever worked !!

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  3. Congratulations, Ivor! Beautiful, lyrical poem. I particularly like your description of the moon in the second verse, “Dark craters for oceans and rivers of dust.” ❀

    We can't escape our problems by running away, so I guess we will have to deal with them head-on! πŸ™‚ Take care, Cheryl


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