Living on A Wooden Bridge

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 

www.books2read.com/Tullawalla


 Today here is another poem, that didn’t make the final list, and was ‘cut’ from my new Book “Tullawalla”… “Living on a Wooden Bridge” is a metaphorical piece about my life’s journey…





Living On A Wooden Bridge




Fire, fire, there’s a raging fire

I need help to stamp out the flames

Burning down this old timber bridge

A traveler’s last causeway to the edge

Carrying today’s harsh realities

Spanning a lifetime of dreams and fantasies


Rain, rain, there’s a Noah’s flood

I need help to stop the cascading suds

Fill the sandbags with riverbed mud

Plug the leakages with woolly rugs

Filter off the qualms and doubts

And refuse doctor’s drugs and handouts


Warning, warning, outside there’s a heatwave

I need help to see through this dusty haze

Douse the fiery furnace tonight

Close the doors, the fireflies are alight

Open my eyes, and view the glowing sights

And cross the bridge into life’s future delights





Ivor Steven (c) March 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.

25 thoughts on “Living on A Wooden Bridge”

  1. A touching poem that duets well with Mr. Cohen and Ms. Warnes’ song. The images in your poem, and the images in the video brought some tears.
    Yes, cross the bridge and keep marching toward life’s future delights…and along the way there are always people ready to encourage and help…sometimes we have to summon the courage to ask for help…I’m still working on this in my life. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…I had the tissues close at hand before coming by to read and listen! 😉 🙂 ❤

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    1. Yes Carolyn.. don’t burn your bridges, don’t be afraid to ask for help, and no matter what don’t be scared of what the future may bring… ((Hugs)) … and definitely one favourite Leonard Cohen songs…😀😊💛

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