I Tried



After times of sorrow 

Hope lives on,

in tomorrow 

So sings,

my little sparrow


All my mountains

have been climbed 

All my climbs

had their falls and failures 

Then ultimately

I tried to reach my goal


“Except that the goal

Falls short of the reach” … Leonard Cohen, from his song ‘The Goal’






Ivor Steven ©  May 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.

31 thoughts on “I Tried”

  1. Yes. We must never give up hope…we must always keep trying…keep climbing…keep moving forward, even if just “baby steps”…what a wonderful poem, Ivor. Thank you for writing it and sharing it with us!
    Where did you take that mural photo?
    That song brought some tears to my eyes.
    (((HUGS))) ❤️
    PS…”Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try.”

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    1. The mural is a piece of Street-art at my corner grocery shop .. I’ve had the pic for a while, and I thought it suited my poem ok … the song is a recent one from Manchester Orchestra .. the lyrics are deep and melancholy …
      Thank you for your thoughtful comments Carolyn .. 😊🌏💕🎶🐶

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