My new book “Tullawalla”, is due to be released on 30th March, and for preorder, here are the links

Barnes and Noble..  Tullawalla by Ivor Steven, Kerri Costello, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com) 

Amazon..  Amazon.com: Tullawalla eBook: Steven, Ivor, Costello, Kerri, Harris, patricia: Books 


I think I have given you all enough sneak preview poems from my ‘Book’, so over the next few weeks I’ll be presenting some of my poems that nearly made their appearance in “Tullawalla”, and ironically Disappointments didn’t make the cut…


Life is full of disappointments

Of our physical and mental laments

There is the disgruntled type

When we are stood down

Years of loyalty all for naught

Leaving you downcast and distraught

There is the disheartened letdown

When we are stood-up again

Yesterday’s promise, today’s voiceless ghost

Leaving you an empty chair and sadly aghast

There is the frustrated fiasco

When we are stood upon

Months of being a washout and a physical mess

Leaving your body punished and almost useless

Dismayed and in disarray

When we are misunderstood

Decades of disenchantment, but undefeated we stay

Knowing we all experience disappointments on life’s causeway

Ivor Steven (c) August 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.

38 thoughts on “Disappointments”

    1. It was a tough process, and it was in the middle ‘lockdown’, so I had do the culling myself.. Haha… I felt a poem murderer.. 😊😔 I think at one stage I had 160 poems, and in the end I culled about 40….

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    1. Haha ,I couldn’t put them all in… at the moment there is 118 poems, plus 20 haiku…. and I wasn’t sure how many would be a right amount….
      Redgum have always been a fav’ of mine…


      1. I’ve going through my poems that didn’t make the ‘cut’, and my rough notes from when I started selecting poems for my book, suggests that there was 25 poems that were ‘culled’ before I reached my final list…. wow…

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  1. Yes, we all do experience them. And we learn from them and move forward to being betterer Human-Beans. 😉 The disappointed feelings only last as long as we let them hang around. 😉 Best to banish them! 😉 😀
    Love this poem! Your poems NEVER disappoint, Ivor!!! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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