Is There Enough Time?

“The poet judges not as a judge judges but as the sun falling around a helpless thing.”
― Walt Whitman

Is There Enough Time?

I slept half awake during the night

And dawn arrived through half open sight

I began the warn morn half dressed

I bathed and stepped halfway into my best

I opened the front door halfway

And half peered down the sunny pathway

And I asked the half world of day light

Is half a day of sun, enough foresight?

Enough time to repair the world’s wrongs

Enough time to walk every worn furlong

Enough time for the living to grow strong

Enough time to write the next happy song

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.

30 thoughts on “Is There Enough Time?”

  1. Ivor, Is there enough time? I think we must start from where we are and assume that our efforts can be successful. I hope I live to see a world on the mend! ❤ Lovely reflective poem! I think I am ready for the next "happy song." The video was awesome. I liked all the clocks and other mechanical wonders. 🙂 Enjoy your week!

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  2. Perfect quartet of poem, quote, photo and song!!!! 🙂
    There is never enough time for any of the things you shared. But we keep repairing, walking, living, growing, writing…and let’s sing, too! Sing loudly! 😉
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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      1. Haha. .. I’m plenty of teething problems with this one, but maybe I’ll be better equipped to handle the next one 😀😎


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