Every Gilded Ounce, 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 “Every Gilded Ounce”, 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/every-gilded-ounce/

This poem from 7 days ago, is one that I wrote in 10 minutes, while attending a “Writing Circle” meeting, hosted by the talented and gracious, Ali Grimshaw … If you are interested in attending one of her fabulous online “Zoom Sessions”, you can visit her site by clicking on this link
>> https://flashlightbatteries.blog/

Every Gilded Ounce  

I have given 

Did I ever give enough? 

Was there any more to give? 

I received  

Every gilded ounce 

Were her frayed fragments 

Ever enough? 

What is enough? 

What is fair? 

What is the difference? 

Between giving 

And caring 

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Ivor Steven (c) November 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.

41 thoughts on “Every Gilded Ounce, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine”

    1. I don’t know what the answer is, I, too, think it’s a question worth pondering over. It does remind me of that old saying that goes something like: We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

      Maybe it’s a question of the life we want to create?

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      1. Thank you for your thoughtful comments … I have came to the conclusion over the years, that caring, giving, and receiving are intrinsic parts of souls love and compassion


  1. Excellent poem, Ivor! A heart-toucher. 💜
    And writing it in such a short amount of time! Way to go! Bravo! 🙂
    I think giving is a result of caring. And if a person can give without caring…I think the act of giving helps them to begin to care. If that makes any sense.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. Thank you kindly Carolyn … after 30 years of giving and caring, all I knew is that my heart stayed true and I was happy to do what I could and my reward was her golden smile every day 😀🤗🌏🌞😍💕

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      1. PS…one of my dear friends…her husband had MS for over 16 years. She was such an amazing caregiver to him! I used to go over to their once a week just to help…and we’d sit and chat, play games, or whatever she wanted to do for a fun-break. She had a male caregiver who came in a couple times a week to help with her husband and that was good.

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      2. A very special lady indeed … I was lucky to receive great government support to help me care for Carole and keep her at home… . and many incredible carers during every week, maybe up to 38 hours a week …. Carole’s MS was very servere … but she would smile for all her helpers … 💕😍😀

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    1. Thank you Kindly Barbara, and my Coffee House Writers and Go Dog Go Cafe commitment keep me busy, let alone my own writing groups with Geelong Writers … my retirement seems to be full of writing and words …


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