Seeds of Survival

Life is a journey of discovery

An ordained roller coaster ride

Of tall crests and deep valleys

And if we knew what our voyage would be

We would not venture beyond the cabin door

And sail the world’s unpredictable oceans

Those stormy swallowing vortexes

Of tall tsunami’s and deep ravines

But our passage of life is accepted

Even though our destiny is unknown and unexpected

Nevertheless we persevere and regenerate

For we are the universe’s eternal seeds

The seeds that continue to fly

The seeds that spiritually survive

Ivor Steven (c) May 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 “Seeds of Survival”

    1. Thank you Cheryl … I had the idea … but I struggled to make it work … but with perseverence over a whole day, I eventually form this piece, and now your lovely comments have made my day … 💛😊


    1. The artwork is from the art Gallery(Hue and Cry)that I went to last night, for our open mic poetry event,… and the theme was ‘Chromatic Phenomenon’ … our lowercase poetry night was well attended …

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    1. Oh thank You Ingrid .. your comments please me greatly .. I struggled all day to find the words to match my thoughts .. but in the end I think it flowed ok
      … I suppose I’ve been extra tired 😴 .. 😊😴

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  1. “…eternal seeds that fly and survive…BEAUTIFUL!!! 🙂
    The artwork is lovely…did you or Carole paint it?
    I like how the greens are on the bottom of the canvas AND on the top…I see the seeds thriving in the earth and flying-n-surviving in the heavens!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. The painting is from the ‘Hue and Cry’ Gallery, I went to Thursday night, as part of our Lowercase poetry recital event… it was a fabulous night, and we had a wonderful attendence… ‘Yeah we’re back’ !! and our poetry has group ‘survived’ .. I read out my poem “Chromatic Pulse” ..😀😍


    1. Thanks for the inspiration Dwight… a poem I expanded from a comment I sent to you …
      Yeah .. for nature’s life giving seeds ..
      seeds can fly
      seeds do try
      seeds are our ally
      some seeds are dry
      some seeds die
      but do not cry
      despite our lies … Dwight

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