The Children’s Empty Streets

Do they hear humanity’s fears?

Will that day come?

When all the big ears

Will listen as one

How many rivers of tears must we cry?

Before all our deepest wells run dry

How many innocent children must fall?

Before all the big ears hear their helpless calls

That wounded haunting drawl

The ghostly scrapping sound of homeless feet

Mournfully shuffling along their bombarded streets

Ivor Steven (c) March 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.

49 thoughts on “The Children’s Empty Streets”

    1. Thank you Bree … the war and the plight of the children has flooded the ink in my pen with emotion … I’ll be posting this poem in a couple of hours ..

      “Putin … Would You”

      I would surrender my poetic soul to you
      If that could hand you compassion?
      To help you stop your war

      I would offer my shattered heart to you
      If you are needing a piece of heart?
      To help you stop your war

      I would remove my crying eyes
      and stay blind to you
      If your ego is looking for guidance?
      To help you stop your war

      President Putin
      Have you a shred of decency?
      Left inside your arrogant mind

      Would you?
      Desert your grandchildren
      And evict them to be
      Homeless and frightened!


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