What Happened to Motherland?, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine

Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem“What Happened to Motherland”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine. … please click on the link below and visit my poem, at Coffee House Writers >>

What Happened to Motherland?

What Happened to Motherland?

In the town’s village square
Under the shady chestnut tree
I silently rested there
And thoughtfully asked the old tree
“Can you keep me safe here?
Protect me from what I cannot see”

Away from loaded guns
pointed at daughters and sons
Away from bullets and bombs
Meant for dads and moms

“Can you keep the village street free?
Like how the motherland used to be”

Ivor Steven (c) June 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.

39 thoughts on “What Happened to Motherland?, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine”

    1. Thank you Carolyn .. I wrote this one the day of the Texas School massacre, sitting on a bench in our Village square .. my immediate surroundings seemed so peaceful and safe … but the sounds of children screaming and bullets shattering the air , were ringing in my mind 🥲🌏💕🌳

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      1. Sorry, trigger happy. I sent that one unfinished. Meant to say more often!
        I’m having another little rest period this week. Thank you so much, Ivor. 🙂


      1. We must keep paddling.. .. everything we do is of some help …
        “You may never know what results of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results” – Mahatma Gandhi

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    1. Thank you Sadje … It’s difficult to express fully my overall emotions about the horrendous shootings of innocent children, and the atrocities of the Ukraine war during these heartwrenching past months …. with tears in my eyes I just try to envisage the consequences of humanities/societies actions on the children in today’s world .. 😥🌏📘💔

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