Time Watches Over Us

The words of this poem were inspired by comments that I left on Colleen’s and Donna’s post’s recently [ https://bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com/ and https://www.djranch.org/ ], and the Featured Image Above, is one of Derrick Knight’s fabulous photos [ https://derrickjknight.com/ ] …

Time Watches Over Us

ours is not to reason why

for we are merely a fly

in the bigger sky

just passing by


we do not stop learning

because every day

teaches us something new


we cannot cease loving

because every day

our universe

creates something new

for us to love


the wheels of time

do not stop turning

and grandfather clocks

do not stop chiming

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.

41 thoughts on “Time Watches Over Us”

      1. Oh, I bet you are exhausted! SO glad you are home! Enjoy your dinner and get some rest and sleep! Enya is perfect to soothe, comfort, keep company and bring the joy. πŸ™‚ Had you on my mind all day and prayed for you. πŸ™‚
        Gentle-(((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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  1. A beautiful and inspiring poem, Ivor! “every day our universe creates something new for us to love” This is our reason for living and creating…that sense of wonder! ❀ Derrik's clock is quite handsome. Beautiful song by Enya!

    Keep up the good recovery! πŸ™‚ Sending a pat to Frankie

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