Dad’s Old Writing Desk

Dad’s Old Writing Desk

Typing words on my brother’s laptop

Sitting at my dad’s old writing desk

Here I am surrounded

By a magical sea of real friends

Who are smiling at my memories

Floating on moonlit walls

Glowing above the paintings

Created by my dream-time girl

Before she departed

This mystifying world

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.

67 thoughts on “Dad’s Old Writing Desk”

    1. Oh Claudia … you honour me with your wondrous comments … I suppose the simple things are the essence of my universe …. I think the little things in life are the more important pieces that make up who we are … and I’m not afraid write about my small personal emotions … that most peole keep hidden and tucked away, because they think those thoughts are not important, … but if you feel the moment, write about that moment … in every second there is a moment, with every moment there is a heartbeat, .. so I figure every tiny moment is there to be observed and written about … I think Emily Dickinson’s poems have influenced me greatly ..

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  1. Oh, how wonderful, Ivor! The perfect place for you to be over the holiday! YAY! To be surrounded by treasures (Dad’s desk, Carole’s painting, sweet colorful friends, etc.) and blanketed in treasured memories! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 😉

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  2. Wonderful that you had a Christmas surrounded by love and beautiful memories, Ivor! Carole was a very talented painter! Thank you for sharing her paintings with us. I wish us all many more happy holidays in the company of family and friends. Happy 2022! ❤ ❤ ❤

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