A Day At The Race, (is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine)

Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “A Day At The Races”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine.  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers …

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A Day At The Races
“Another lovely poem of reminiscence by Ivor that lands close to our hearts”

I wrote this poem for the Magazine last week, however coincidently “A Day At The Races” was published today, in time for the running of Australia’s most famous and iconic horse race, the “Melbourne Cup” … and I can tell the winner was, “Verry Ellegant”

A Day At The Races

I awoke with moonbeams dancing

in my heart

and happy stardust sparkling

in my eyes

knowing my first gathering

out of lockdown

was going to be a fun barbecue day

and a renewal of absentee friendships

our last time together seems

many moons ago

so, there were plenty of handshakes

and welcoming hugs

lively laughter, and lovely memories

of bygone times

there was the same old quirky banter

with those familiar. cheeky, smiling eyes

and face to face connection

was no longer a surprise

Ivor Steven (c) November 2nd 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.

35 thoughts on “A Day At The Race, (is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine)”

  1. Awesome photo collage, Ivor! I love the warm, happy smiles. Your poem is overflowing with camaraderie and the joy of escaping the isolation of lockdown. Heartwarming post!
    Congratulations on its publication! ❤

    I followed the link but was unable to comment. Internet problem here, I think!

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  2. Oh, so wonderful, Ivor! The smiles in the photos, your poem (the warmth and joy comes through!), and the lively song share how much we need those times of connection with friends!
    After visiting your post here, I feel like I’m floating in the air! It’s a beautiful feeling! 🙂
    PATS and RUBS for Sir Frankie!
    PS…I always visit your poems at CHW, but it won’t let me leave a comment.

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    1. Oh dear Carolyn, your glorious comments have me floating on air too !! CHW have had a few glitches lately… I know they are working on the situation … sometimes comments work via the phone … ((Hugs))

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