Throwback Friday, River Of Destiny (Revised), by Ivor Steven

Yet again the “reblog button” did not work for me today, so I have copied and pasted my article here from my “Go Dog Go Cafe” post, and you may visit there by clicking on this link >>”
I wrote the original version of this poem back in December 2017, and here I am presenting a revised edition that I wrote today

River Of Destiny (Revised)

I am going to see a lady of Wizardry

In the grey house of mystery

Over the bridge, strong and earthy

To find my path to bravery

Not to be judged lightly

But to be cured internally

I do bow to a Queen, so ghostly

In the castle of stone, so empty

On the edge of the Red Sea

To find my way eventually

Not to be forlorn and angry

But to face friends and foe calmly

Searching for life’s secret duty

In the distant Abbey, so eerie

Beyond the boundaries, down along the valley

To find my river of destiny

Not to be trialed for my insanity

But to be unveiled for my humanity

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.

27 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, River Of Destiny (Revised), by Ivor Steven”

  1. Deep thoughts again , Ivor 🙂
    And I’m sorry to hear you are still having problems with the reblog. Is the problem theirs, or yours?

    May I suggest you don’t use the WordPress App on sites you have problems with. Try accessing the sites directly, by going online or using a different browser. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Sue for your help … I think the problem is with their site .. today I used a different browser, and had to ‘log in’ to WP again, but it still didn’t work … no great worry, just a little bit of extra work for me Sue .. I appreciate your advice …😉😍

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      1. Has anyone reported it to WordPress? Recently an engineer told me that half the problems aren’t reported and if they don’t know they’re happening then they don’t get fixed. That said, weekends are a bad time unless you don’t mind waiting for a reply

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    1. Thank you Gina .. It’s a difficult subject, and an awkward task for me to get the right words … but I think my revised piece is nearing the scenario I’m trying to explain ..

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  2. ‘Not to be trialed for my insanity
    But to be unveiled for my humanity’

    – I wish this for you, and for me too! Sometimes I feel insane, but I think it’s just from caring too much…

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    1. Thank you Carolyn ..and lovely words have further enhanced my happy and exciting day …
      Oh … on Wednesday at our Geelong Writers Luncheon we had a special guest, and she was from Doncaster in South Yorkshire. She has recently moved to Geelong, and she is a Professor, ‘Liz Monument’ writes fiction, and edits & coaches writing … and I rang her this morning to ask her for some help with my manuscript “Tullawalla” for submission to a new publiser here in Australia … anyhow without further ado, I sent her my Manuscript PDF, and she’ll be getting back to me tomorrow … I had just finished re-editing my book … and there she was sitting opposite me at the Luncheon… like a literary ‘angel’ had been sent to Ivor !! … sometimes things are just meant to be … and I’m quite excited that my project is again back on track … here is a link to her website >>

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      1. Yesss .. . I’ve been struggling with anxieties about my book … I know it’s a good product/manuscript, but it’s about restarting myself to re-present my manuscript to publishers .. It’s a long tough process Carolyn … I was nearly going to give up on it … but I managed to jump a few “Fences” in the last couple of weeks, and meeting “Liz” instilled me with some energy to keep the ship sailing …((Hugs)) always for ongoing support and encouragement ..😍🌏

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      2. I’m giving it ago Carolyn.. .. but my superman outfit is wearing thin … it’s been extra tough for me .. with prolonged lockdown situation .. nothing has been normal for me … a 70 year-old living by himself …((Hugs)) 🌝💛

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