Birds on Wires 

Birds on Wires 

Weary gray clouds 

Lay anchored in the sky 

Moist air hangs breathless 

Not a wisp to disperse the flies 

An anxious sweaty dampness

Clings to everything 

Birds on wires sit motionless 

Waiting for a thermal updraft 

To lift spirits beyond this world of smallness

Where greed and wars seem senseless

And remain the leader’s primary craft 

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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.

32 thoughts on “Birds on Wires ”

  1. Powerful, important, poignant poem/message, Ivor! I got teary-eyed. Pass the tissues, please.
    I worry about the birds, the human-ones more than the bird-birds. But, all need protection in this harsh harsh world.
    (((HUGS))) ❤️

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    1. Thank you Carolyn my analogy… we all like birds on wires.. sitting there observing the world’s crimes… the day was humid and motionless, the air breathless, and the wars are still senseless and I am feeling helpless 🤗🌏📘🖊️🇺🇦
      One line at a time
      We shall persistently climb
      Eventually the peace bells will chime

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