Throwback Friday, The Invisible Me, by Ivor Steven

My poem today is from Febuary 2018, and ironically seems appropriate, now my book “Tullawalla” has been published and doing reasonably well ..

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The Invisible Me

I’m too soft and creamy, like melted chocolate.

Naive to a fault, until it is too late.

Vulnerable, like a wafer and ice-cream in-between,

During a local hot day of one-hundred degrees.

Afraid of being visible to the vast unseen.

Confidence is scrambled, and of low esteem.

Drowning, like our world’s sick honeybees.

Choking on my words of melancholy and wanna be’s.

Crawling like a man cut-off below the knees.

Falling like a stone, and I’ve yet to set her free.

Far too trusting for these rough open seas.

And no idea of what, I want to do or be.

Scared of my own illiterate tendencies.

Wondering if a publisher would even read me.

Ivor Steven (c) Feb 2018

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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.

25 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, The Invisible Me, by Ivor Steven”

  1. You don’t ever have to worry about a publisher reading your work anymore. The answer is right there at the start of this post. You’ve come a long way since the first publication of this post, Ivor. Way to go. Kudos to you!

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    1. Thank you Shweta journey has been a fascinating one, full of growing self discovery and self belief, and wonderfully encouraged by the many lovely friends I have made here on WordPress ..💕🌏😊

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, and all kudos to my many friends here on WP, who always kept encouraging me that my writings were good enough … which gave me the confidence to finally produce a book 📕 called “Tullawalla” 😀🌏💕

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    1. Sounds like you need a bit of cheering up! All of your worries came to naught. A publisher did read your book and you did get published. You are on your way to becoming a celebrity.

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      1. Thank you Dwight.. yes it’s been a fascinating journey of growing in self belief .. and mainly due to my many WP friends who continually encouraged me and my writings 📕💕😊🌏

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  2. There’s nothing wrong with being a low-self-confidence beta male; the world was largely made at your people’s hands, laboring away for the love of a single woman and a small brood of kids. As an alpha male, however, I find it hard to relate to low feelings of esteem … I think I’m great.

    — Catxman

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  3. I think most of us have felt like you during at some stage or other. Is it a lack of confidence or is it simply that we are too modest to recognise our self-worth?

    You have done well Ivor, and finally, you concede that you are worth it.🙂

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