Becalmed Without an Alibi

Time to unshackle my inflatable raft

And reignite my charred draft

I left floating down the river

When I was the disabled driver

Of my Itmims space craft

Sadly, the fuel tank is running on empty

And the secondhand battery is almost dry

I need to recharge my world beyond page twenty

And being becalmed is not an imaginative alibi

Itmims; Ivor’s Time Machine In Micro Space

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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 “Becalmed Without an Alibi”

  1. Such a wonderful photo, poem and song/vid, Ivor!
    Your poem is powerful and so relatable! It really speaks to me. I think it is one of your bestest poems.
    That song always gets me teary-eyed.
    Keep having adventures on Itmims! 🙂
    PS… “I fell apart
    But got back up again
    And then I fell apart
    But got back up again
    And then I fell apart
    But got back up again” 🙂 (always important to get back up again) 🙂

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