Playing Cards

Today I am presenting the “second” ‘5min’ poem that I wrote at Ali Grimsham’s ‘Writing Circle’ Zoom meeting, that I attended on Monday this week, and this was my 3rd session/week 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.

And I’ve also entered my poem in this week’s challenge from “Weekly Prompts” is the word; PRANK. Please go over visit their fabulous site by clicking >> HERE



Playing Cards

To many questions

And I, have not the answers

I am running out of rhyme

It it time?

To go back to school

Me, a forgetful old fool

Or, I could stay here

Wait for the anteater to cheer

Sit in my garden courtyard

Avoid soul searching and just play cards

With Oscar the wise old owl

And Phillip the penguin, he’s my pal





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.

41 thoughts on “Playing Cards”

  1. I love this and hard to believe that you wrote it so quickly.
    I didn’t realise you’d done our challenge until I came here and saw the word PRANK – thank you, Ivor. 🙂

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  2. Your pals are such cuties!!! 🙂 And your poem is fun to read out loud, Ivor! Great word-pics, wonderful flow, enjoyable rhymes! 🙂
    Playing cards is fun fun FUN! ♦️ ♠️ 🃏 ♣️ ♥️
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…that song is lovely! We can always do some soul searchin’. 🙂

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    1. Yeah… the song is from a great Aussie group the Little River Band, from 40 years ago… .. yes we used enjoy our fun card nights…
      My courtyard pals are very wise and good company 🦉🐧😉

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  3. Such a fun poem, Ivor! You wrote such a wonder in five minutes! Wow! 🙂 Is the artwork yours? I like it very much! ❤ The music is awesome, too!

    I envy you playing cards. I never learned, and Robert is a card shark… poker player. He usually beats me at Scrabble, but we have fun playing! ❤

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    1. I told Ali I was smiling as I was writing the words.. the mood/aura was very Australian, laid back … and “She’ll be right mate”… and the music is from a great Aussie group, “The Little River Band”, from 40 years ago.. Cheers Cheryl..💙🌏

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    1. Haha, the anteater was in the prompt poem that was read to us.. 😉.. and I’m sure my school uniform wouldn’t fit me.. 😊🏫 .. Thank you for your gorgeous comments Dwight

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