The World Could Be Falling Down

Here is a poem that is in my files, but does not appear on my Website, maybe I deleted the post accidentally …


The World Could Be Falling Down




I was walking in yesterday’s deluge

up a steep holy hillside

talking to my fading shadow

that was stalking deep puddles

while I was balking today’s thunderbolts




my knees were knocking in fright

and my hips were rocking like Noah’s Ark

while shovelling leftover manure in the dark




nature’s mocking the world full of old lonely hearts

and blocking the future’s already drowning restart






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.

25 thoughts on “The World Could Be Falling Down”

    1. Thank you Carolyn .. the painting is a piece of wall artwork from the Box Office Cafe … me and Frankie haven’t been able get there for “3” weeks … ouchie … we have really missed our outings 😉🐶 .. maybe we’ll get there on the weekend ☕️🍰..
      I think the poem was written this time last year, when we were back in lockdown because of Covid … I suppose I was sad at the time, with where our world was heading 😉🤗🌏💕🐶

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      1. It’s supposed to be some early spring weather on the weekend, and warm sunshine will be feel fabulous on my back .. the bestest of healing therapy…🤗😉😊🐶💕🌏

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      2. I’ve been taking him on a 300 yd walk for a few days and today I think I’ll be able to go further .. things are finally feeling betterer 🤗🌏💕🐶

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