“Crawling Out of a Dark Void”, 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 “Crawling Out of a Dark Void” is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine. … please click on the link below and visit my poem, at Coffee House Writers .
>> https://coffeehousewriters.com/crawling-out-of-dark-void/

Crawling Out of a Dark Void (Revised)

Falls and crawls, my void is screaming
Glares and stares, my eyes are slowly opening
Clangs and chimes of sirens roaring
Help and kindness of paramedics working

Awakening from a scary darkness
Knowing my dreams are disappearing

Ins and outs of doorways slamming
Shrieks and shrills of voices yelling
Highs and lows of painfully recovering
The difficulties of quietly surviving

Awakening to the renewal of dreaming
Beyond the curtains and screenings
Realizing my life is gradually healing


Photo by Ivor Steven

Ivor Steven (c) January 2022

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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.

30 thoughts on ““Crawling Out of a Dark Void”, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine”

  1. This is absolutely beautiful poem, feels uplifting and full of hope, assuring of the healing impending. I can feel the resonance for the life experience you describe as crawl out of our seemingly dark phases.


  2. What a wonderful photo and song to accompany your amazing, heart-touching poem, Ivor!
    I can feel the emotions in your words. You’ve captured this perfectly.
    I can relate…I’ve done some crawling out of some dark voids slowly before…it IS so like a snail deciding when and where to emerge and then when to try to move forward.
    I’m glad you are on the other side now and each day life is renewing and healing.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PATS and RUBS to Sir Frankie! 🙂
    PS…I’ve had a too-busy week and I’m trying to play catch-up on WP now. 🙂

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