a worrying time






a worrying time




sometimes

feeling homely and mellow

other-times

lonely and hollow


sometimes

looking tall and green

other-times

small and unseen


sometimes

sounding sacred and relaxed

other-times

wasted and axed


nature’s forests

living wonders to enjoy

not an oppressor to destroy






Ivor Steven (c) 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.

26 thoughts on “a worrying time

    1. Thank you Barbara and I was chatting to my editor and loved your few review words and thought we could use them on the back cover of the book 📕 I’ll send you an email in the morning .. haha it’s 4.00am at the moment 🌏🤗😀

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  1. As you know…I LOVE trees!!!
    Oh, what a powerful 💚perfect poem, Ivor, for our precious friends the trees!!!
    Listening to that song/music/vid and reading your poem out loud brought some tears.
    (((HUGS)))
    🌲💚🌳💚🌴💚🍃💚🪴

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    1. Enya’s song is superb 🌲 Oh my poem … I happened to drive pass “Our” old home yesterday .. the new owners had removed all the front trees 🌳.. it was a wonderful bower garden and Carole would sit in the shade of the trees for hours … feeling sad for the trees. I wrote my poem … 🌳🌲💚🤗🌏💕

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    1. And on and on we go …
      “every second, a commitment

      every breath, a moment

      every moment, a feeling

      every feeling has a heartbeat

      and the beat goes on and on

      a soft beat to every step, to and froe

      and step by step the moments go

      a quest for answers never stops

      until our eternal sun drops”

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