My River Flows, 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“My River Flows”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine. … please click on the link below and visit my poem, at Coffee House Writers >>

My River Flows

I am emotionally torn today
Ten years since my lady was lowered away

Nostalgic memories hit me
But fears do not haunt me
Clouds of the past engulf me
But tears do not flood me

My writing desk is in disarray
I wonder
Would she approve of me today

Regretful feelings within me
But fears do not consume me
Shadows of the future scare me
But tears do not drown me

As my river of life
Flows upstream towards my wife

Ivor Steven (c) May 3rd 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.

29 thoughts on “My River Flows, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine”

  1. Aw. Those anniversaries can be so sad and difficult to get through. 😦
    Your poem is wonderful! I KNOW Carole approves of you and your poetry and is proud of you! 💜
    She wants you to be happy, remember the good times, and keep living…she lives through you! 💜
    Keep flowing upwards, Ivor! 🙂 You are an encouragement and inspiration and helper to so many of us! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…Yay on CHWM! Congrats, Ivor! I couldn’t link from here, but I copied and pasted the link and got there to read your poem. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Carolyn for all your kindness and thoughtfulness .. your lovely words give me a warm and comforting smile 😊 😃💙🌏💕 and my lady is never far away, with memories flowing in our river of love ❤️💙🎶💕

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