A White Wall, Whiter Than White (Re-whitewashed)

This Weekend on Weekly Prompts, it’s their first Colour Challenge of 2021 and appropriately they have chosen the colour: White. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> Here. My poem is a “Re-Whitewash from 2 years ago..

A White Wall, Whiter Than White

I’m lying here in my white-walled bedroom

My body’s been feeling white-hot

The white ceiling fan is cooling me down

Laying under only white sheets

Covering my white skin

This is not the White House

I don’t lie that much

I’ve not white false hair

So my white halo stays on

Without looking like a silly clown

Outside, my great side wall is white

The back courtyard is safe and secure

No non-whites can’t get in or out

Unless they desperately needed to

The great backyard wall

May be easily scaled

With a sturdy white ladder

I’m trumped, here in Australia

Walls don’t even keep out the flies

I’ve been reading my history books

The white walls built in the past

They have never lasted

Over they climbed

Or under they crawled

The walls were eaten by dust mites

Resilient as a feather duster

And pulled down by liberators, in disdain and shame

Ivor Steve (c)Β  2019

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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 “A White Wall, Whiter Than White (Re-whitewashed)”

      1. It would be nice to Tom Sawyer
        down the Mississippi River
        But with the New York Don
        a poor Aussie boy
        is going to need a good lawyer.
        Better to Crocodile Dundee
        where the dingoes run free 😎

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      2. So the statue of liberty
        Is no good to me
        Only there for show
        Came from the Frogs anyhow
        May be my cousin’s dog
        Big Bosco
        Looks like a protector
        But cuddly and friendly

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  1. Oh, my! Lots of white!
    GREAT poem, Ivor! (A few of your lines made me laugh. πŸ˜€ ) Good word-pics, play-on-words, and emotions. And such truth about walls. And flies.
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
    PS…BTW: My horns hold my halo on! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› 😈 πŸ˜€

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    1. It’s a true story Carolyn, there I was lying in bed looking at the white ceiling thinking of these words about the stupidity of walls…. Maybe the heat had got to meπŸ™„πŸ˜…πŸ˜…xx

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    1. No Mark Twain’s, but Tom Sawyer to whitewash the fence, although I’m sure America could do with his literary skills at the moment, he was also one not to beat around the bush.

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