The Old Child In Me

In response to Sadje’s of ‘Keep It Alive’ Prompt, What Do You See? #61… And please go and visit her fabulous site by clicking >> Here.


The Old Child In Me



Ho Ho, there is a child in me

splashing in the cool summer sea

dreaming of distant alpine trees

fluttering like a pretty butterfly in the breeze

laughing under moss covered circus marquees



and there is that day I sat on Santa’s knee

asking for my red-head to be set free

wishing her a life of peace and tranquillity





Ivor Steven (c) December 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.

38 thoughts on “The Old Child In Me”

  1. Aw…this got me teary-eyed, Ivor. What a beautiful, self-less, loving wish for your Carole. I’m sure she IS in peace and continues to surround you with love and smiles. She’s proud of you. 🙂
    And with that song playing…oh, the emotions did flow. 🙂
    We should listen more to the child within us…the purity, innocence, compassion, honesty, love, acceptance…etc… 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. Haha… the child in me used up a box of tissue while I writing the last few lines, and I was at the Box Office Cake, … some of the patrons looked a bit worried,… but the waitresses who know me… walk pass me… and pat me on the shoulder… “Not another one Ivor!!”… oh I do wear/show my emotions openly…
      And Lisa Hannagin sings with such emotion… she always touches my sensitive soul..

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, and the prompt had me reminiscing, as many memories rebound this time of the year… the presence of my siblings at my Christmas dinner table is best present Santa will bring me… we do have a great fun time together 🎅😊💙🌏🎄

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  2. Your last line a difficult but brave filled with compassion, I can feel your tears and pain. It was before a Christmas my father passed I could bear to see him suffer as I slowly turned my back to him to cry begging the Lord to take him out of his suffering. I thought he did not see me but he had.

    Wishing you a peace and love filled Christmas knowing your dear Carole is always at your side. Bless you Ivor.

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    1. Good morning Ingrid, and thank you, this is a lovely surprise and a wonderful start to my day.. And thanks for the opportunity via your article on Go Dog Go Cafe Promote Yourself Monday.. I probably would have missed it otherwise… I was very busy doing my ‘Tullawalla’ booklet.. 🤗💙🌏

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      1. You do well to juggle so many things! Congratulations to you, so pleased you could join in 😊 Oh my goodness ‘Good morning’ really puts it in perspective that you are on the other side of the world! Enjoy your day 🎄⭐️😊

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  3. A gutsy poem Ivor, so moving, thank you for taking us into your inner sanctum and sharing in your grief. I love the compound of remember – re-member, to put back together, here in narrative you do that.

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