Throwback Friday, I’m A Dreamer, by Ivor Steven

This is a copy of my article that I posted on “Go Dog Go Cafe” early this morning >>

Lately I have been reading the poems I wrote while I was hostpital 4 years ago, recovering from 2 strokes that had occured only 7 weeks apart. Needless to say, I was down and out, and looking back through my writings during those difficut months, I am both surprised and fascinated at how I was able cope and still managed to produce so many emotion pieces from the confines of my hospital bed. Todays poem “I’m A Dreamer”, as is my way, has been slightly revised.

I’m A Dreamer

I am here on a hospital bed, life’s not quite right

Today’s window, is out of sight

I sense that the sun did rise and the day is now alight

Answering the sky, I’m a dreamer of the night

Morning thoughts of the day ahead, within this quiet

I could be in the park, flying my orange kite

Under a cool verandah, riding my silver bike

On the surf beach, cleansing myself of this blight

Lying on warm sand, sunbathing my body beyond white

Reality strikes, I’m here waiting for the next test’s bite

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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

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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.

20 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, I’m A Dreamer, by Ivor Steven”

  1. You have been an encouragement and an inspiration to me through the years!
    Thank you for sharing this I’ve been reading some blogs but not having time to comment.

    Over the past weeks, I’ve been doing lots of doctor-appointments and med-tests…one of came out very well. I blogged about that one. 🙂
    Coop has not been doing well. I blogged about that last week.

    And, oh gosh, he was ill all of last night and we had to go to the vet hospital today. I’m a bit overwhelmed and exhausted. And he came home with 4 new meds to take. 😦

    When I was on my cancer journey I wrote a lot and blogged some it. Especially the years 2015-2016.
    (((HUGS))) ❤️

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  2. I remember hospitals as places where they wake you up all night. Wake up and take your blood pressure, wake up and take your sleeping pill, and worst of all, wake up, we need some more blood! Beautiful work from that difficult time.

    Writing lets us soar above the difficult realities of life. The poems you write are magical, Ivor. Wishing you many more healthy, joyous, and creative years! ❤ ❤ ❤

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