Afloat, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine

Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Afloat”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine. … please click on the link below and visit my poem, at Coffee House Writers …>>

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Afloat: This poem is about living in these confusing times of the “Covid” pandemic, and the constant uncertainty of handling normal everyday tasks.
Written by, Ivor Steven Est. reading time I min


today I am going to build a better way

I will open my doorway to more sunrays

and walk the pathway to a shimmering bay

I need to run away from her empty pearl tray

visit downtown and watch a live play

or hang-out in the alley outside the royal ballet

just for appearances sake, I’ll shuffle and sway

maybe the town-crier would let me stay

even though I might look like an old stray

standing alone under the memorial archway

then without delay I jump on the tramway

and head away to the shipping quay

that have restored ocean liners on display

where I shily sneak up the gangway

waving my refugee pass for entry to the USA

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.

39 thoughts on “Afloat, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine”

  1. A powerful heart-touching write, Ivor. But it made me smile, too.
    Your title is perfect!
    PS…I haven’t been around the past few days…so I’m trying to play a little catch up now on WP.
    Poor Little Coop has been ill for 4 days. I’ll try to post on it later today if I have time.

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  2. This is amazing in one way, witty in the other. From an amusing park of actions to desperate adventures, Ivor cleverly shows exactly what the soul of many long for during these trying moments wrought with confusion and hardship. The soul longs for things and places new or adventurous and would use whatever means available to reach to them. This is a true replica of the feeling of many. Very insightful 👏 my friend.

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