A Piece of Honeycomb 

life is indeed both beautiful 

and painful 

we experience caring repairs 

and shattering tears 

free to roam 

then stood upon 

a loving home 

or an empty tomb 

cold and lonesome 

a rotting piece of honeycomb 

shriveling in a nursing-home

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.

48 thoughts on “A Piece of Honeycomb ”

    1. Hopefully my sadness will dissipate soon and my positive thoughts and memories will begin to celebrate the importance of this month 💕😊🌏


      1. I’m finding out I’m not young any more ,, I’ve decide to have a break from writing a poem every day, … I’ll keep blogging and I’ll repost some of my older poems .. 💙💛🌏😍 🛸🌝

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      2. Oh boy life is challenging as we age. I think blogging everyday takes its toll and for our readers too. Good you take more time for you. This war has everyone feeling the impact too! Take good care of you-:)💕🌻🌎💕🌻🌎

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      3. Thank you Cindy ..I’m a caring and compassionate guy and the horrific situation in the Ukraine 🇺🇦 has affected everyone 💕🤗🌏☮️🇺🇦


  1. Aw, I needed tissues for this one, Ivor. Your heart spoke through your poem. That song is a heart-toucher, too. I love Alexander Ebert’s voice!
    Let yourself feel, take time to rest, recall the happy times. Know what?! Your beautiful heart soars like those beautiful balloons. 🙂
    I’m sitting hear listening to the rain fall while I type this comment…also, hear Coop snoring softly by my feet. It’s quite a symphonious duet! 😉
    (((HUGS))) for you!
    PATS and RUBS for Sir Frankie!

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    1. Hi Coops 🐶 Frankie is sleeping too .. and was asleep all afternoon … yep I’ve worn myself out .. the last couple of weeks were very hectic for me .. I’ll post some older happier poems over the next couple of weeks .. thank you for cheering me up 😊💕🌏🛸😀🐶

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