I Have Been Here Before

Today I am presenting the second ‘5min’ poem that I wrote during Ali Grimsham’s ‘Writing Circle’ Zoom meeting I attended on Monday. Here is the page link to get more information about the next writing circle. https://flashlightbatteries.blog/online-writing-circles/ Tickets by donation. All are welcome.


I Have Been Here Before

do I need to be anywhere else

but be near the ocean’s caressing waves

where my heart feels complete

with warm sand between my toes

and a cool breeze to tingle my bones

as the sea salt dries on my skin

for now. ‘I am almost alive’ *

here. ‘I am almost at home’ *

away from life’s plastic chrome

** these words, ‘I am almost alive’ and. ‘I am almost at home are from Leonard Cohen’s song, ‘The Goal’




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.

40 thoughts on “I Have Been Here Before”

      1. Yep… I’m a beach bum… originally Tullawalla was the families holiday shack, but my parents sold up in North Geelong, and built a new Tullawalla there on the same site, 55 years ago… 😀😎

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  1. The writing circle mused you to birth another amazing poem! Wowza! 🙂
    A wonderful trio…photo, poem (love the connection to Mr. Cohen’s The Goal song), and vid/song!
    Everything about the beach/ocean is so healing and joyful! 🙂 You’ve expressed this so perfectly!
    And when a person can’t be right at the ocean…we have those memories in their mind to take them there! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. Actually dear Carolyn… I cried online at the Zoom meeting… Ivor cannot help beening Ivor,.. when I presented this poem…. that’s me…. They have have another 4 weeks of Ivor… oh wow.. I suppose they will get to know me… 😂😀😍

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