Hello Mate

“When your father’s name is etched in stone It is never as indelible As the etching in your heart” … Colleen Brown

Hello Mate

Happy birthday mate

No, I’m not late

I would have got that stare otherwise

No, never a cross word from your eyes

Everyday, the gentle guy

Yes dad, you were our sunrise

Kindness, compassion, a heart oversized

Yes dad, always by our sides

Everyday, you earned a Nobel prize

Yes dad, always love in your eyes

Tullawalla is Available From

Jaymah Press:https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’

Perceptions is Now Available via:

Jaymah Press: https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Lulu Books: https://www.lulu.com/shop/ivor-steven-and-derrick-knight/perceptions/hardcover/product-2pwqe4.html?q=Perceptions+by+Ivor+Steven&page=1&pageSize=4

OR: email me directly for a signed copy – ivorrs20@gmail.com

Ivor Steven (c) February 5th 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.

38 thoughts on “Hello Mate”

  1. Oh this is is so wonderful Ivor. Love the picture and your poem. My mom sent me a picture of her at my grandmother’s gravesite yesterday. It was rather chilling as we keep them engraved in our hearts usually! 💞

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  2. AW! A beautiful tribute to your Dad!!! What a lovely chap!
    We celebrate your Dad’s birthday and his life! 🙂
    I know you miss him so so SO very much!
    OH, I can see the love in his eyes! ❤️ He is still with you, Ivor! AND you are a lot like him!!! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️🥳 ❤️🥳 ❤️

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