Out There, Right Now

Hobbling along

A tear sodden path

I stumble

Beneath heavy morning clouds


I feel the shadow

Of her unfortunate life

Pass over me

From beyond the atmosphere

Of this disheartening world

Out there, somewhere

In our universe

Her eternal star

Somehow, right now

Illuminates my soul

Ivor Steven (c) August 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.

50 thoughts on “Out There, Right Now

  1. Aw, so beautiful and heart-touching, Ivor! Your powerful raw very precious ❀️ emotions shine through your words. Her light will always be with you! πŸ’œ
    This is a perfect photo, poem, and vid/song trio!
    That is a song from one of my fave movies. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Carolyn … my back is very sore at the moment and I was feeling sorry for myself and I thought I shouldn’t whinge… Carole smiled every day for me for 30 years.. and then I wrote this poem … my friend Ryan Stone summed up my poem perfectly
      β€œSuch a deep, raw, emotional write. Beautiful, Ivor. Your heart laid bare in every line.”

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      1. I’m so sorry to hear about your back pain. 😦 I hope and pray it heals soon.
        It’s okay to feel sorry for yourself and to whinge…because we care and we want to send healing wishes your way.
        Please let me know how today goes for you. And please keep us updated on your back.
        Gentle (((HUGS))) ❀️

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      2. Thanks Carolyn … I’ve had my emergency care support in today and a carer will take me to my necessary medical appointments tomorrow (Monday) .. πŸ’•πŸŒπŸ€—β€οΈ

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    1. Thanks Ingrid .. I am in need of illumination .. in bed with bad back .. and had to use my emergency home care β€œAlarm” for assistance today .. and they’ll drive me to my necessary medical appointments tomorrow (Monday)
      .. πŸ’•πŸŒπŸ€—

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    1. Thank you dear Cindy … I’m feeling sore and sorry for myself.. thinking of Carole … puts my temporary pain problems back into perspective .. πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒ

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      1. Yeah … the more soothing hands the betterer … I’ve Leonard Cohen playing the soothing music for me πŸŽΆπŸŒπŸ€—πŸ’•


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