A ‘Penguin Waffle’

Over at Weelkly Prompts the Wednesday challenge is the word: ALARMS. Please go and visit their fabulous site by clickng on>> Here .. and below is my response to their prompt …




A Penguin Waffle


This year, all around the world

The alarm bells have been ringing loudly

Today, I have escaped to the country

Away from humanities blaring sirens


I am at the Moorabool Valley Chocolate Cafe

Relaxing with a mug of coffee

And a scrumptious piece of cheesecake


Then suddenly, without warning

My sweet tooth starts chiming

There on the counter I spied a ‘Penguin Waffle’

And as my mom used to say

“If you have a sweet tooth, sometimes

you just must have chocolate”






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.

30 thoughts on “A ‘Penguin Waffle’”

  1. Your poem is lovely and just perfect for our challenge.
    I love the images and the penguin waffle brought a smile to my face. Oh, and Frankie’s expression, he looks as though he’s asking’ Where is mine?’ Thank you for taking part in our challenge Ivor. 🙂

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  2. HA! Your mom is so right! 😉 😀
    Love the photos, your poem, the song, Ivor!
    Keep savoring the sweets…keep escaping the “sirens”…listening to Mr. Cohen! 😉 We all need to do these at times. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂 ☕️🍰❤️🐧
    PS. ALWAYS good to see Sir Frankie! He brings the joy! 🙂

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