Gracious Lady (Revised)

Nine years ago today, I took my lady to the hospital for the last time, finality was on the way, and the day was her Birthday… and two weeks later, she gracefully passed away….

Gracious Lady


There is a lady on the horizon

Slender against the dusk

Sliding down with the sun

She vanished in the daytime

Hiding between the dawn

And the fading moon


A quiet and gracious lady

Who would relax on her old garden seat

There between her lily pond

And her faithful dog

Waiting graciously to be set free

Far beyond her flowering wattle tree


Forever glowing, my brightest light

Forever shining, on my darkest nights





Ivor Steven (c) April 17th 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.

48 thoughts on “Gracious Lady (Revised)”

  1. Pass the tissues, please.
    Such a heart-touching-warming tribute to your gracious lady! Carole is smiling extra big today! πŸ™‚
    I will do something today to celebrate Carole, her life, and the two-of-you’s love for each other! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚
    πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ

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    1. Wear something purple, or violet .. smile all day … be compassionate and kind … and graciously acknowledge your friends and family. … there Carolyn, that’ll put into the β€œCarole’s” wheelchair for the day β€οΈπŸ˜„πŸŒ

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    1. Thank you Eugenia .. my weekend has been nostalgic, but I’m not sad .. my memories are my treasures .. and I’ll rest happily at peace with my inner soul tonight .. πŸ˜„πŸŒπŸ˜Œ

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