Throwback Friday, Flying Behind a Mask, by Ivor Steven

My Throwback Friday poem at ‘Go Dog Go Cafe’ is “Flying Behind a Mask” from October 2018

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In October 2018 I went on tourist trip to China, and ironically on the flight over I wore a face-mask because I had a bad ‘cold’ …

Flying Behind aMask

I’m on the flight to far away lands

Chatting to a lady beside me, Sue

She’s a fellow poet too

A member of the Canberra Writer’s

I’m a long long way from home

Travelling back in time

Already two hours behind

Jetting my way to ancient China

To visit the old Forbidden City

Palace of bygone Dynasty’s

Then I’ll walk upon The Great Wall

Feel the ghostly bones beneath my toes

Who’s to say dead fish don’t fly

I’m eating Barramundi and bamboo sauce in the sky

Watching Nick Cave performing on screen

His spectacular concert in Copenhagen

Sipping on a Wolf Blass red wine

I’m relaxing and flying high

Ivor Steven (c) October 2018

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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.

10 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Flying Behind a Mask, by Ivor Steven”

  1. Oh! What wonderful amazing memories in poem! 🙂 I imagine when you read this poem it takes you “flying” back to those experiences! And the title is even more interesting on this side of 2018. 😷
    You know I love Mr. Cave’s voice! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PATS and RUBS to Sir Frankie! 🙂

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    1. Mr Cave’s music video was played at least 4 times on my flight to Beijing , which was first ever flight
      overseas out of Australia … an unbelievable experience for … but it gave me the confidence to tackle the huge flight to New York and Philadelphia ✈️😊🌏

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  2. That wearing of the mask seems prescient…I’ve only done long haul once in my life, but you captured the excitement. I so love travelling, but hate flying ✈️


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