We Always Did

For thirty years

We fought off the fears

We survived the drowning tears

We always did


Your every extra day

Was a wondrous array

We pursued life’s ballet

We always did




Your olive eyes always smiled

We promised each other an emerald isle

We danced across life’s blackened tiles

We journeyed through time’s gruelling miles

We lived a grateful and humble lifestyle

We always did


The story is engraved

Under my eyelids



“We’ll Make It Through”, by Ray LaMontagne

Had our share of the pain
Of the clouds, and the rain
Lean on me
And I’ll lean on you
And together, we’ll get through
We always do
We always do

I know you’re scared ’cause
You can’t see the light
You toss and turn through the night
Holdin’ me
And I’m holdin’ you
And together, we’ll get through
We always do
We always do
We always do

Where do you go, when there’s no road to follow?
Faces look hollow, only strangers to you, now
Where do you turn, when this livin’ starts to burn through
Layers that you learned wrap around your heart somehow

I turn to you
I always do
I always do
I turn to you

I know you’re scared
Can’t see the light
Gotta believe it’s gonna be alright
Lean on me
And I’ll lean on you
And together, we’ll get through
We always do
We always do
We always do
We’ll make it through
We always do
We always do



Ivor Steven (c) January 2021

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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.

46 thoughts on “We Always Did”

    1. Thank you Punam… a piece I wrote due to the deep memories occurring at this time of year… so I posted this poem… my soul needed to release the words etched under my eyelids… I suppose the poem turned out ok.. πŸ€”

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  1. Beautiful words filled with the love you and Carole shared, the hopes and dreams you once had. You were both bathed in the Light and Love through your life’s hardships, the unfairness of the world and yet Carole and you rose above everything. Your heartache is so evident as you bear your journey on Earth alone but yet you are surrounded constantly with Carole’s love. Blessed in many ways. If feel the ache in your soul it pains me too.

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  2. Pass the tissues, please.
    This is beautiful and touches the heart and the soul. Such a lovely telling of the love story of Carole πŸ’œ and Ivor πŸ’œ
    I know it is impossibly painful to not have her with you each day. But we know she is still with you in heart, spirit, memories, your writings, ETC. πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS)))

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    1. Thank you Carolyn…. and yes a 2 tissue-box poem, when I was write this piece … but I persisted with my train of thoughts, and came up with these words…. I hope the story worked ok… ((Hugs))

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, every now and then one these nostalgic poem’s tip-toe out of my soul… the words fall from my quill, and magically the words become a poem… πŸ˜ŠπŸ“–

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  3. Ivor! Again you’ve brought me to tears – what a lovely tribute, but the last two lines: our story is engraved under my eyelids…oh my goodness! It makes want to pull open my husbands eyelids and see if loves me as much.

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    1. OMG.. don’t do that, you’ll give him a hell of a fright…. and don’t worry about the tears… when I write these nostalgic poems,.. I rate them the by how many boxes of tissues to finish the poem… this was a good one at nearly 3 boxes !!

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