Jack’s Back

Over at Weekly Prompts, the Wednesday Challenge is: GARDEN ART. You may visit their fabulous site by clicking on the Link >> Here .. and the poem below is my response to their Prompt

Jack’s Back 

 

I woke at dawn 

And there was Jack  

Laying on my lawn 

 

Good morning, Mr. Frost 

I am at a loss 

With the ground so white 

And the air’s bitter bite 

Why are called Jack? 

The Jack’s I know from the outback 

Are all warmhearted folks  

And happy-go-lucky blokes 

Not cold-blooded guys 

Baptized by frozen skies 

 

Are you a naughty and chilly skite? 

Or a noble defender of the night 

Jack! Today at first light 

You gave my warm toes an icy fright 






Ivor Steven (c) July 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.

18 thoughts on “Jack’s Back”

  1. What a fun poem, Ivor! I can feel the cold right down to MY toes! HA!!! 🥶 🙂
    THAT Jack is so sneaky! But, he does create such beautiful artwork in so many places! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂 💙
    PS…always good to listen to Mr. Waits!!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Carolyn ..haha.. Jack’s frost gave me an opportunity to write a light hearted piece … away from the war-zone … which I’ve been trying to do this week .. get myself out of that rut … and I always enjoy listening to Tom Waits 💕🌏🤗🎶🐶💦

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