Haven’t Seen You for A While

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 


Today here is another poem, that didn’t make the final list, and was ‘cut’ from my new Book “Tullawalla”… Although I am not sure why I did not include “Haven’t Seen You for a While” in the book. ‘The poem was one that I place in Carole’s funeral pamphlet’….

Haven’t Seen You for A While

Woke up dreaming of your petite smile

And pondering, I haven’t seen you for a while

That gentle smile, making you so cute

So pleasing and alluring seems to suit

Dreaming of your grace and gorgeous style

And thinking, I haven’t seen you for a while

The glow on your face, reminiscing sweet things

A silky-smooth body with all it’s offerings

Dreaming of your thighs, where the harp sings

And sensing, I haven’t seen you for a while

The sweat of our loving a distant past

“Twas pure lust, sharing to the last

Dreaming of your love, and more tender scenes

And realizing, I haven’t seen you for a while

Ivor Steven (c) Feb 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.

44 thoughts on “Haven’t Seen You for A While”

  1. You could conjured all those memories of a youthful love that grew into something timeless. There’s also a sadness evoked by the illness taking its toll in the refrain ‘haven’t seen you for a while.’ Thank you for publishing this here!

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    1. Beautifully interpreted Ingrid… yes I wrote this one 15 years ago when Carole was alive, but I had to sleep in another room, … our bedroom was transferred into a room that resembled a hospital’s single bed ward… 💙🌏

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  2. I clicked on Mr. LaMontagne and then began reading…
    Pass the tissues, please.
    The combination of the song, your sweet, poignant poem, and the fact that you put this poem in Carole’s funeral pamphlet brought the tears flowing.
    This is such a beautiful post, Ivor!!!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. I’m not sure why I didn’t have in my book, but I probably wrote 15 years ago, and so Carole was alive… maybe I thought it was too close to me… It was when our bedroom was transformed into a room resembling a single bed hospital ward, and I would be sleeping in the adjoining bedroom…. 💙🌏

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, and yes a poem from carer days, when our bedroom was transformed into a room resembling a single bed hospital ward, and I was sleeping in a adjoining bed room.. 😊💙

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    1. Indeed so Kate… I wrote it about 15 years ago, when Carole was alive… and ‘our’ bedroom had been transformed in room resembling a single-bed hospital ward, and I was sleeping in an adjacent bedroom…. and from that room I wrote this poem…. xx


    1. Thank you Isadora.. “Tullawalla” was the ‘house name’ of my parents home in Ocean Grove. A Aboriginal word meaning ‘a meeting place’ and the 100 year old name plague is now proudly hanging up under my verandah 😊😃

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