The White Azalea Peace Garden

The White Azalea Peace Garden

I stare at the garden plaque

There on the ground

In front of the white Azalea bushes

I sit on the park bench and wonder

Here under a clear blue sky

Why? Does the sun shine on our world

I was born in nineteen fifty one

Here under a broken moon

During the second year of the Korean War

I stand and walk away

Where must I go?

To view the whole of the moon

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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 “The White Azalea Peace Garden”

    1. Thank you Dale .. the poem is disjointed, but thatโ€™s the nature of our society and hopefully the concept of my thoughts worked ok โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค—

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  1. A heart-touching poem! Beautiful photo! A fave song!
    The good news for all of us…the moon sees the whole of us…watches, guides, encourages, illuminates, heals, brings joy, etc… ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS…I think you DO see the whole of the moon, in all good ways, Ivor, and it shows/shines in your writings! You inspire so many of us! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and kindness Carolyn .. here my poem is disjointed like the nature of our society.. Iโ€™m not sure if Iโ€™ll ever get to view โ€˜the whole of the moonโ€™ or peace โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค—

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  2. Wow, this is such a thought-provoking poem indeed. Thanks so much for sharing. I like the imagery of the azaleas as it somehow contrasts to the sad message in your poem.

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