Old Ground

Featured Image Above: by Derrick Knight, and a sincere thank you to Derrick for allowing me to use his fabulous photos here on my poetry site.
>> https://derrickjknight.com/2022/07/27/stagnant-pea-soup/



Old Ground



Along the cracked track I walk

Always in the same direction

But today I was discombobulated




I did not know the difference

Between east or west

Or whether I was moving up or down




But then

I felt the world

Rumble under my feet




There in every blade of grass

I could hear

The earth’s heartbeat




A soft sobbing sound

Of the lost children

Resting under ground







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.

25 thoughts on “Old Ground”

  1. Aw…so so SO sad. 😦 😒
    Powerful poem paired with Derrick’s photo! You two make a good team!
    And that song always gets me right in the heart.
    “Looking for something We can rely on There’s gotta be something better out there…”
    (((HUGS))) ❀️

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    1. A wonderfully powerful song that is even more poignant in today’s β€˜war-zone’ .. I’m not sure how many collaborations me and Derrick have done. … I showed my publisher our β€œPerceptions” booklet, and she said the concept was excellent and she wants to help me produce a glossy photo/poem book πŸ“• .. yep .. my next book has now STARTED πŸ€—πŸŒπŸ“•πŸ˜βœοΈ

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      1. Yeah .. I’ve started the project last night … wow .. I’ve set myself a task to have it printed before Christmas πŸŽ„πŸ˜ŠπŸŒπŸ’•πŸΆ

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    1. Thank you Dale. .. me and Derrick have done many such collaborations over the years … with the help of my editor/ publisher friend here in Geelong I am going to produce a glossy photo/poem book πŸ“– and maybe have it in print for Christmas ..

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  2. Those poor children. Stolen from their families, tortured, sexually abused and then murdered by the catholic church. The children in ukraine, children everywhere. Horrible what humans do.

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