Advance Bookings




I have thirteen available chairs

Here at the bottom of His stairs

And a dozen of them are still empty

Despite the neon sign saying “No- Vacancy”


Obviously the advance bookings

Were quickly taken

Wisely heeding the prediction

That our world was breaking





Ivor Steven (c) October 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.

43 thoughts on “Advance Bookings”

  1. WOW! Powerful, poignant poem, Ivor! So thought-provoking. Perfect pairing with that song! I enjoy Nine Lashes sound and message.
    (((HUGS)))
    PATS and RUBS for Sir Frankie!
    💺 💺 💺 💺 💺
    PS…How are you two doing today?!

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    1. Yes definitely some layers behind my words … Ivor’s twisted metaphorical poem …
      I – Jesus
      13 chairs – the last supper
      A dozen – 12 Apostles
      Advance bookings – prayers
      haha . and after all these centuries words of love have been mislaid 😊🌏🙏💕🐶
      “It’s like the whole world is passing me by .. by and by “

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      1. Clever girl .. I don’t actually try to write the words in a particular way, they basically come my subconscious thoughts, and I look to see what I written … and I go wow !!.. that nearly makes sense … I actually surprise/amaze myself, with the meanings behind my words…
        🤔😊💙🌏

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    2. Yes definitely some layers behind my words … Ivor’s twisted metaphorical poem …
      I – Jesus
      13 chairs – the last supper
      A dozen – 12 Apostles
      Advance bookings – prayers
      haha . and after all these centuries words of love have been mislaid 😊🌏🙏💕🐶

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    1. Yes “Wow” definitely some layers behind my words … Ivor’s twisted metaphorical poem …
      I – Jesus
      13 chairs – the last supper
      A dozen – 12 Apostles
      Advance bookings – prayers
      haha . and after all these centuries of words … love has still been mislaid …
      “It’s like the whole world is passing me by .. by and by “

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    1. Yes definitely some layers behind my words … Ivor’s twisted metaphorical poem …
      I – Jesus
      13 chairs – the last supper
      A dozen – 12 Apostles
      Advance bookings – prayers … ..
      haha … and after all these centuries of words … love has still been mislaid …

      “It’s like the whole world is passing me by .. by and by “

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    1. Oh .. I wasn’t sure myself when the words were falling onto the page … thoughts that became a poem .. a poem that seemed to produce a message … the message was in my subconscious 😊🌏💕

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