A Snowman Falls

A Snowman Falls



The writing is on the wall

Did you see the words fall?

From stars of blue, one and all

The letters stood humble and tall

Shimmering like Niagara Falls

Announcing the new overhaul

Choirs sang within tenement halls

Medicine-men debuted at the White House ball

And did you hear the snowman fall?

Into his dishonest cannon balls




Ivor Steven (c) Nov 2020

Promote Yourself Monday, November 9, 2020

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Primates Wearing Bibs and L-plates

We’ve been plodding in waterlogged boots

Even neighbours heard the squelch over the owl hoots



Daily we waded among flooding restrictions

But those wet chains were sad afflictions

Full of overflowing mistakes and contradictions

Stay true to your imaginations predictions



Ignore the backstabbers and haters

About time they removed their bibs and L-plates

Gargled their foul voices and cleaned the slates

About time they stopped acting like scared primates




Ivor Steven (c) Nov 2020

Pink Looks Good on a Black or White Background

Yesterday I celebrated Oaks-Day and wore vivid pink 

Who cares what the other guys think 

Today I’ve dressed myself in white 

Because my mood is happy and bright 

Tomorrow I’ll look like a “Kiwi All-black” 

To match the colour of my hat 

No matter how we feel on the day 

We all like to wear a different coloured display 

So what’s so different about our outer coverings 

To the way we express our skins colourings ?? 


Today’s poem is a copy of a comment that I wrote to Kate, of ‘CalmKate’, about her thought provoking poem “Colour”, https://aroused.blog/2020/11/06/colour/ , and big thank you to Kate for encouraging me to post my little anecdote as a poem on my site.

Featured Image: the creation universe based on al quran: SlideShare




Ivor Steven (c) Nov 2020

Deep Echoes

Here I stand on this unclothed land

Counting the grains of dying sand

Listening to nature’s howling sound

Of wind scrolling over barren ground

Gathering lost words from timeless channels

And I hear ancient chants within earth’s deepest funnels

Pushing songs of distant light through endless tunnels

Quietly echoing the multitudes voiceless struggles




Ivor Steven (c) Nov 2020

Sailing Away



I’m running away from last night’s blue moon

Walking hot bitumen streets

Wishing I was up high in a balloon

On an old comfy rocking seat

I’m young enough to fly

Beyond yesterday’s cloudburst

Travel today’s distant blue sky

Above this land’s ongoing curse

Take my hand, come sail with me

Soar among other floating air-ships

Escape restrictions and disease

Free our hearts for the new script




Ivor Steven (c) Nov 2020

Promote Yourself Monday, November 2, 2020

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