Hollow Ice-blocks

Escapism has stopped

The front door is locked

Curtains block out a ghost town

And the ceiling is pushing down

External light has turned brown

Internal white is sacred ground

Staleness fills the air

An empty shadow stains the chair

Stillness falls inside the box

Burdened by invisible chains and locks

And loneliness tastes like hollow ice-blocks

Ivor Steven (c) June 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.

49 thoughts on “Hollow Ice-blocks”

    1. Very much a piece of fiction Ingrid … I actually wrote a micro fiction prose for a competition .. 100 words .. and out of that prose I created this intriguing poem ..
      I’ll email you the prose if you are interested πŸ˜„πŸŒ

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      1. Hi Jane, how’s things going with you … it’s 5.00am and I should be still sleeping. … but the mind seems a bit active this morning …
        We are having another lockdown at the moment, so probably a bit of cabin fever πŸ€’
        .. Cheers. Ivor πŸ˜„πŸŒ

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      2. Things are good around here, and my social life has never been so hectic! I hope lockdown doesn’t send you too stir crazy… now try to get some sleep… tomorrow is another day – which you’ll miss if you don’t go to bed soon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Pragalbha .. I was trying to capture the overall feeling of being in Lockdown, and how the sense of oppression affects the psyche of people πŸ˜ŠπŸ€’

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  1. Excellently written, Ivor! One of your bestest! We can feel the emotions…amazing word-pics…so powerful and so relatable!
    Sending bright warm sunniness 🌞 to melt the ice blocks! πŸ˜‰
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚
    PS…Wonderful song choice! A good reminder when things are rough…”nothing stays the same”…so smooth is on the way! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks Carolyn .. wow I’m just awake .. 8.45am , now that’s a good sleep in !! … I did a lot of writing yesterday. .. and yes it takes a lot out of me … I am ecstatic you love this one .. and the song I came across just by chance, he is new to me, but I think I’ll follow up on more of his music 🎢
      The poem was created out of Microfiction prose I wrote for a Competition .. I’ll send to your email πŸ˜„
      ((Hugs)) time for me to jump out of bed πŸ›Œ πŸ˜„πŸŒπŸ˜

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  2. The picture of the ice cubes is great. We like the minimalistic monochrome style. Well, the poem, nice flowing rhythm except for the last two lines.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m going ok Deb … thank you for your kindness … just suffering tiredness again … which is what Lockdown does to the psyche, … πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰πŸ˜


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