Remember Me?


Remember Me?



Yesterday I asked you again

“Did you remember?”

The same request, week after week

“Do you understand?”

How important my books are to me

“Do you actually hear me?”


Tomorrow I shall ask you again

“Did you remember my books?”

The same request, month after month

“Why do you ACT so flippantly?”

Time is dismantling my patience

“Can you stop being nonchalant and ACT responsibly?”


The task is universally acknowledged

“Return what is borrowed”





Ivor Steven (c) April 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.

26 thoughts on “Remember Me?”

  1. I had this happen so often that years ago I decided when I “loan” a book it would be a gift…and don’t expect it back. 🙂
    Sometimes I get it back and I’m pleasantly surprised. 🙂
    I don’t lend the books that have sentimental value to me, etc.
    (((HUGS))) and hope you had a wonderful day!!! 🙂

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  2. Yes, it’s frustrating, I have now vowed never to lend out my books or my DVD’s because it’s heartbreaking not to get them back. I just make recommendations to people now, “you must read this…” but even if I have a copy on my bookshelf, I don’t lend it out anymore.

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  3. I don’t enjoy this about myself but I am very conservative in lending books and for some reason those that I did lend, people have been very conscious of returning them consciously soon enough. Perhaps I need to become more generous…

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