Anomaly

Today I am presenting another ‘5min’ poem that I have written at one of Ali Grimsham’s ‘Writing Circle’ Zoom meetings that I attend on Monday’s, and this was my 3rd session with the group, and I am having a delightful time. 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.



Anomaly

I see a stone wall of sad faces

the refugees from different places

Shuffling on old shredded boot laces

wearing tattered clothes and frozen braces

These lost cultures of opposite races

begging for water and food traces

living out of torn tents and empty suitcases

And here, people play games in cyberspaces





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.

34 thoughts on “Anomaly”

  1. It’s so sad, isn’t it? When we were in Barcelona there were people living beside the river in makeshift shelters and it’s easy to forget how lucky we are, and turn a blind eye to those in need.

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    1. Yes.. It’s poem that I had write quickly, and the wall of tired faces started my theme of the monorhyme, and words evolved from there… Thank you.. 🌏🤗😊

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    1. Thanks Mich … a quickly written poem, and I chose these lines from the prompt poem..
      “Across the grid faces
      waking before me,”
      And
      “inhabiting the background
      of each one-inch home”
      From, Josh Jacobs poem, ‘Zoom morning weather’ …

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  2. This brings the tears. So heart-touching!
    You’ve captured what is going on (still) in our world. Thank you for calling attention to this important issue. Thank you for speaking up for the refugees.
    Your word-pics in your poem are vivid, significant, and compelling.
    Amanda’s song and your poem are a powerful pairing!
    (((HUGS)))

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    1. Thank you Carolyn… yes, I saw a news report from Bosnia where the refugees tents had burnt down, and how terrible their situation was in the freezing conditions of mid-winter…. and yes I cried… and then on Monday at the ‘Writing Circle’ session, the prompt poem, ‘Zoom morning weather’, by Josh Jacobs, was read out, and of course I chose these lines to write my poem about.
      “Across the grid of faces
      waking before me,”
      And
      “inhabiting the background
      of each one-inch home”
      and so you can understand how I was especially influenced to create my quick poem…. a lot of the images were already in my head…. 😀
      And Amanda Palmer’s recent song about the ‘Refugee’ situation was an obvious one for me to couple with my poem…. 😀..
      I hope my words boost awareness about the horrendous conditions the refugees of our world are enduring at the moment…. 😂😘

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    2. Thank you Carolyn… yes I saw a news report from Bosnia where the refugees tents had burnt down, and how terrible there situation was in the freezing conditions of mid-winter…. and yes I cried…

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