Arm Less

This afternoon I was having one of my recovery sleeps after my elbow surgery, when I was suddenly woken by a violent summer storm, and in flash I wrote these words… and without a second thought of what I was writing or thinking, and without being bashful, here is my 5 minute poem

Arm Less

I’m arm less against the storms

Thoughtless in their violence

Voiceless is their silence

Boneless flesh that flood

Endless wars with blood

Ivor Steven Β© December 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 “Arm Less”

  1. OH! What a powerful, poignant poem, Ivor! And a perfect pairing with that song/music!
    Keep following doc’s orders as your arm heals and you recover.
    I see you as one who has poems hovering all around him, just waiting to be written down and shared. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. .. this one was of those instant pieces that the storm shocked out my sleepy head , and I was able to take the photo too .. sometimes I love how my little courtyard becomes the centre of the universe .. with Tullawalla overseeing all the proceedings β€οΈβ€πŸ©ΉπŸŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

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