Cracks in the Dome

Today I read a brilliant poem over on David Redpath’s fabulous site, and I thoroughly recommend that you read his outstanding piece, by clicking on this link >>

The below poem, is made up from the two comments that I placed on David’s site today.

Cracks In The Dome

I can hear bells ringing from the Placebo Dome

Through the cracks in my wall here at home

And still they are singing the same old anthem

Hollow words of charming wit and blunt sarcasm

Resonating from the dysfunctional meetings in Glasgow

Declaring they have saved the planet from a deadly afterglow

Absurdly, far too ironic

In a town so green and iconic

With their faces all aglow

Ashamed they were too slow

Because there’s not enough dough


The world continues to produce live ammo

Ivor Steven (c) November 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.

23 thoughts on “Cracks in the Dome”

    1. I am pleased you read David’s poem, and yes we are in a mess .. with the ones making the biggest mess doing the least ,.. putting national greed ahead of nature’s seeds πŸŒ²πŸ’š

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  1. awesome wordsmithing from both you and David, left likes and a comment over there but no idea if they got through his clean air filter system!

    war is only about profit, profits that are non-traceable and will always preempt the safety of the masses 😦

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