I Wish, I Was Green, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine

Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “I Wish, I Was Green”, is in this week’s edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine. … please click on the link below and visit my poem, at Coffee House Writers.
>> https://coffeehousewriters.com/i-wish-i-was-green/

I Wish, I Was Green  

At 3.00 am, I wish again  
For the harsh sands of time  
To soften, after last night’s misty rain 

I wish, to learn something new every day  
Sometimes I did not remember what I wished for  
But I know every dawn beholds a new horizon  

I wish, the weathered trees themselves
Would rekindle my stolen dreams
And turn them into a forest of eternal green

I wish, my every fallen leaf
To be waiting there
At the top of my stairs

Ivor Steven ©  September 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.

36 thoughts on “I Wish, I Was Green, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine”

  1. A perfect trio of photo, poem and song, Ivor! Got me teary-eyed.
    So many powerful things …emotionally, dream-wise, thoughts…can go on at 3 a.m.
    Your poem makes me think of one of my fave poems by Robert Frost… “Nothing Gold Can Stay”.

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  2. We almost want to outrun time but always find ourselves lagging behind.
    Great write, Ivor. The song is new to me. I enjoyed listening to it.
    I forgeot to mention that the Leonard Cohen song is a favorite.
    Oh, who am I kidding, I love all his songs. ~~~ : – )
    Isadora 😎

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