An Empty Bootie

Featured Image Above: Taken by Derrick Knight >>

An Empty Bootie

The chilly winter’s day

Turned hard and bitter

“be a good little chap Dave

could you be brave

and venture back to the frozen lake

your baby sister Ava

has lost a bootie

and the weather is too cold

for her to go without

Dave shrugs his shoulders

And trudges off

“Oh Ava, I wonder

What’s taking Dave so long”

Suddenly two hysterical children

Came running towards them


“we just a boy

fall through the ice

on the frozen lake

we look into the hole

but all we saw

was a babies bootie

“He was Gone!”


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Ivor Steven (c) December 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 “An Empty Bootie”

    1. Yes very tragic … I had Derrick’s “Bootie” photo and then there was the sad story in England of 4 boys who went through the ice and died… I tied the two together and wrote my poem Carolyn 🤗🌏✍️

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      1. Yeah, it was a fabulous family day, and we celebrated brother Danny’s birthday as well … now I am in Ballarat at my little brother’s(Lawrie) place … I‘ll be here for 10 days and I won’t be writing very much and taking things easy while I’m here … my old quill is in desperate need of rest 🌏🤗📘🐶

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