By Chance a Glance, While Christmas Shopping 

The Wednesday challenge, on Weekly Prompts is: CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> Here .. and the poem below is my response to their prompt


By Chance a Glance, While Christmas Shopping 


I saw her

We were crossing in opposite directions 

Then ironically 

We happened to end up at the same cafe


What do you say?

When you have forgotten her name 

How to begin?

Time has flown by

Since we last met


Oh well, here I go

Walking across the cafe

Towards her table 

She catches sight of me 

Her eyes happy in acknowledgment 

“Hello Janine”

Yes! I remembered that smile 


We gleefully grinned 

And chatted as good friends do

Neither of us could recall 

How many years it was 

But no matter 

We continued our jovial banter 





Ivor Steven (c) 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.

17 thoughts on “By Chance a Glance, While Christmas Shopping ”

  1. Oh, how lovely to meet up with your old friend, Ivor. And it created your lovely little poem too.
    I’m so pleased you chose to link it to our challenge, thank you, Ivor. 🙂

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  2. OHMYGOSH!!!! How wonderful, Ivor! 🙂 This makes me so smiley and joy-teary-eyed! 🙂
    Great collage and great poem, too! 🙂
    And OHMYGOSH AGAIN! That video!!! It’s so perfect for Christmas Spirit! I love Shakin’ Stevens’ version…but now I love George’s version, too! 🙂 I’m bookmarking this one on YouTube so I can play it again over the next few months! 🙂 (Yes, I will be listening to holiday music until at least Feb 1st! 😀 )
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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