Pondering Comprehension

I’ve been listening to Amanda Palmer’s powerful song, “Drowning In Sound”, and reading her poetically brilliant lyrics, while I was scribbling some perplexing notes, and those puzzling words, later formed this poem….


Pondering Comprehension

I’m discombobulated

Listing and frustrated

All out of body sync

And my right hand’s spilling drinks

Quietly waiting for the great spirits

To observe another of my wobbly exits



The waddling penguin has seen it all before

Wondering how I found the front door

Despite my obvious lack of facilities

Confused, I ponder about the world’s disabilities

To collectively listen and comprehend

That the future depends on a cohesive blend




Ivor Steven (c) October 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.

34 thoughts on “Pondering Comprehension”

  1. Amanda’s song is really quite powerful, so much so it inspired a poem this profound.

    It perplexes and puzzles me how
    it’s so short and yet so complex. I’ve read it three times over now, and every time I’m left pondering, trying to comprehend what it is you’re saying. That, for me, just shows how deep the meanings of words go. A testament to the skill with which you crafted the poem.

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    1. Thank you Lazarus for reading my poem so thoroughly, and truly my words were confused thoughts, but I think that is the point I was making…. the powers to be, know the world is struggling, but they are only interested in their own self centred power, rather than joining forces/powers together, to help their humanity out..

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      1. You’re welcome Ivor, I like reading your work, and that of many other bloggers, but unfortunately my studies have me in a tight grip this semester, so I can’t blog as much as I wanted to…the powers to be know the world is struggling, but they seem to have forgotten that is so because of their own self centered power…

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  2. Great poem, Ivor! When I hear projections that the pandemic may be with us until 2022, I feel discombobulated too! “Discombobulated” was one of my mother’s favorite words, and it made me smile when I read it in your poem. Take care of yourself. ❀ Cheryl

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  3. That’s the word – discombobulated, duly jotted in my notebook – my teen and early adult life in a word. Your poem is so apt on so many levels, my friend.

    ‘Confused, I ponder about the world’s disabilities

    To collectively listen and comprehend

    That the future depends on a cohesive blend’

    Says it all mate

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