Throwback Friday, Sleeplessness, by Ivor Steven

My ‘Throwback Friday’ poem over at “Go Dog Go Cafe”

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Last week I posted a poem from three years ago when I was hospitalised for three months, and ironically, or coincidently I happened to be hospitalised this week, but fortunately my stay was only brief this time, so, appropropriately today I am posting this piece from three years ago .

Sleeplessness

I’m consumed by tiredness

In this healing castle of sleeplessness

Where the nightingales flitty about

Like hummingbirds in a drought

The witch-doctors come and go

With their underlings following to and fro

During the day there’s noisiness and bright lights

And life is just the same throughout the night

Ivor Steven (c) December 2018

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…

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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.

11 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Sleeplessness, by Ivor Steven”

  1. Everyone who has been in the hospital or sat with someone in the hospital can relate to this one, Ivor. You captured it!
    So glad it was 3 years ago now. Wishing you decades-more years without any needs for hospitals.
    But, I KNOW while you were there you brought joy to so many who worked there. You were The Patient Patient! 😉 ❤
    (((HUGS))) to you!
    PATS and RUBS to Sir Frankie!

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    1. Yes Carolyn … it was an extraordinary time for me , in more ways than one .. now when I read these poems from those 3 months in hospital, I am amazed at at the words I was able to produce … I really must have been half crazy to write so many poems … now knowing how hard it is to be laying in bed feeling so wasted …

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