A Seventy-Year-Old Mind, 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 “A Seventy-Year-Old Mind”, 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/a-seventy-year-old-mind/

A Seventy-Year-Old Mind

I cry like a newborn baby
I have the naive curiosity of a child
Over the years I have learnt to listen
And the wisdom gained
Lives on
Inside my seventy-year-old mind

I would like to think
I am honest and kind like my dad
And his calm gentle guidance
Lives on
Inside my seventy-year-old mind

I Know I have inherited the strengths
Of resilience and persistence
From my orderly and energetic mum
And her smiling persuasive ways
Live on
Inside my seventy-year-old mind

Compassion was gifted to me
By my gracious and courageous wife
She gave her halo of love to everyone
Who were fortunate enough to meet her
And she lives on
Inside my seventy-year-old mind

I do not know you, Mister Putin
But I heard today
You will be seventy soon
But our world will live on and on
Have you the courage to change your ways?
Inside your seventy-year-old mind

Ivor Steven (c) April 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.

40 thoughts on “A Seventy-Year-Old Mind, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine”

    1. Thank you Ingrid … I was trying to set up that contrast between how a normal 70 year-old develops his characteristics over the years … and is what going wrong with Putin’s 70 year-old mind … 😯🌏

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  1. Beautiful photos! Such a wonderful poem in tribute to your Dad, your Mum, your Carole 💜!!! 🙂 Amazing people who live on in you in such positive, sweet ways! 🙂 (I’m joy-teary-eyed.)

    Your message to Putin is good and important! The contrast of acky-him 😦 to your beautiful-beloved ones is powerful…like darkness and light…like evil and good…like sorrow and joy…like hate and love.

    I always try to be positive and hope a person can change. But, sadly, I don’t think Putin has any of the compassion, wisdom, kindness, love, charm, mercy, humility, helpfulness, justice, understanding, ETC., that you and your beloved-ones have, Dear Ivor! And because Putin cannot, or will not change, people suffer and die. So sad. So tragic. 😦

    Thank you for being good, light, joy, and love in the world…just like your Dad, mum and Carole were.

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    1. Thank you Carolyn .,.. I still Mr Putin might change .. he has family .. grandchildren … underneath/inside his seventy-year-old mind.. there will a fragment of goodness waiting to see the light 💡 🤗💕🌏🐶😊

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  2. We can only hope on Putin, but I’m not laying coin down on that one. He hasn’t graced himself with anything but the need for power at any cost. And in these cases, so many people are losing so much. May we who witness find a greater power from kind action…we already have the means, aplenty.

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