Candles in The Rain

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® ( 

Amazon.. 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”… But I’m afraid I couldn’t put them all in, and I rather liked this little protest verse, and I had Melanie’s picture pinned up on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager…

Candles in The Rain

Saturday was a dismal day

Last night the rain poured into Sunday

The heavy drops washed lustre away

A cold wind cut through my chest today

I’m reading the news from yesterday

The vulnerable children are still crying

Court deadlines are being ignored

Thousands of innocent hearts still torn

Pierced by government swords

Wielded from behind their closed doors

Listen to the multitude’s pleading words

Listen to your conscience

Hear the children’s pain

Let their candles burn in the rain

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.

30 thoughts on “Candles in The Rain”

  1. Ivor, it is appalling that not all children can be reunited with their families. The new administration is working on it. This is something that is unworthy of civilized human beings and should never have happened! Your poem is heartfelt and poignant. ❤ Hope you are taking care of yourself. ❤

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