Black and Blue



fatigued is chorused by hidden mockingbirds

lethargy creeps and crawls over obscure words

tiredness melts blue lines into blurry thirds



weariness distorts shadowy black thoughts

And exhaustion eventually sinks a listing Argonaut






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.

37 thoughts on “Black and Blue”

    1. Yes .. I suppose so Ingrid .. I do have lots of commitment through my various groups that I am involved with .. I enjoy the challenge and it definitely keeps me busy .. but then again I am 70 and maybe I just have to have more breaks .. πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸŒπŸ’•

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  1. AW. I hope you and Sir Frankie can get some good rest! Be good to yourselves and each other!
    We can all relate to the tiredness you’ve expressed…emotionally, mentally and physically. And those 3 affect each other when we are weary.
    Your words are woven so heart-touchingly and with such emotion. Your poem and the song combo brought on some tears. (Pass the tissues, please. πŸ™‚ )
    (((HUGS))) and Hang in there, DearFriend!!! πŸ™‚
    PS…a day without rest is like cake without icing! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

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    1. Haha .. tissues are in short supply again .. .. get the clean hankies out again .. and Enya’s songs are so powerful too .. hopefully me and Frankie will get a good rest tonight 🌏😊🐢🎼😴

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