Mistakes of Clay

Please Note: An Explanation about Tullawalla. Due to the mistakes that my publisher and I have seen in my book, we decided that it would be better for my readers if we used a different imprint to provide you with print copies. The imprint is Barnes and Noble or Amazon. We went with Draft2Digital Print.

Amazon.com: Tullawalla eBook: Steven, Ivor, Costello, Kerri, Harris, patricia: Books



Mistakes of Clay


Splintered words shattered a dream

Harsh voices left a taste of sour cream

Then mysteriously swam away upstream


Toting a misleading sign of the times

That assumed an ability to read between the lines


Why do yesterday’s mistakes stick like clay?

Who oversees destiny’s ways?

Who knows the future of today?





Ivor Steven (c) July 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.

38 thoughts on “Mistakes of Clay”

  1. Difficult questions and I’m struggling with them myself…I feel like all the joy of the book launch is under threat from personal issues and that doesn’t seem right somehow. So I’ll try and enjoy it anyway 😊

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    1. Yes it’s been a difficult time and emotionally stressful for me ., I think trying to put my feelings into words/poems has been a good way for me to release my anxieties .. I so hope you are able to overcome your problems and enjoy the next chapter of your venture .. take a deep breath .. relax and put yourself into a positive frame of mind
      … you’ll be ok 😊😍 .. haha .. have some chocolate, coffee and cake 😎😍😊

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      1. I can really understand! I think we put our hearts and souls into the work we do, and when it’s over maybe we feel a bit washed out? I’m ok thanks, yesterday was just a bit challenging! You actually just listed my staple diet at the moment 😅 BTW, ‘The Anthropocene Hymnal’ is #2 in poetry anthologies ‘Hot New Releases’ on Amazon 🤩

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      2. Yes Deb .. I throw myself into my writings, the challenge is not easy for me, but I Know what I do is emotionally good for me, and keeps my old mind active and occupied … Oh wow that’s great news about ‘The Anthropocene Hymnal’… I shall have a look, I’ve ordered mine .. ((Hugs)) 😍🤗

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