Throwback Friday, A Forever Coat (Revised)

Hi dear readers, unfortunately, I have tested “Positive” with ‘Covid’ … and will be resting up for a few weeks

A Forever Coat (Revised) 

Her favourite coat still hangs in my wardrobe 

Every time I open the robe’s door 

I inherently see her family heirloom 

A gift that was handed down from her grandmother 

However, a gift she was not able to wear after her sickness began 

Not once, over the next thirty years of her failing frailty


Sadly the declining illness brought about her finality

And nostalgically I held onto her favourite coat  

I knew! We all knew. She was amazing

However, she is not going to mystically reappear

And the coat’s warmth will never again cover her gentle shoulders

Consciously I am not sure, why the coat remains 

I have tried to give the coat away 

To a deserving charity, and even a local actor’s group 

Fortuitously her coat has not been accepted 

Here in the wardrobe, the glorious fur coat stays 

Along with the other trinkets of her forever spirit 

Ivor Steven (c) May 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.

46 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, A Forever Coat (Revised)”

  1. Beautiful picture, Ivor. The coat looks so good on her! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your feelings about this. I hope, you can very soon get rid off this Covid thing. Yes, have a good rest. Best wishes, Uta

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Yuta … yes.. she always looked excellent in the coat … the photo is a favourite of mine πŸ’™πŸ˜


  2. Beautiful Carole in a lovely coat! πŸ’œ A beautiful tribute poem! ❀️
    It’s nice to keep several things to see and touch…those items can bring back sweet memories, a sense of comfort, a sense of our beloved one’s presence in our hearts, and much more. πŸ’œ

    I’m so sorry to hear you are ill, Ivor! 😦
    Please rest and get better. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! β€οΈπŸ™β€οΈπŸ™β€οΈ
    (((HUGS))) and I will check back in on you soon.

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    1. Thank you Carolyn … one of my favourite photos of Carole… oh.. I’m feeling very ordinary, the covid bug has got me … and now I’m stuck at home for a while πŸ˜‰πŸ˜΄πŸ’›

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      1. I’m being looked after … it’s after hours here, but my has organised my chemists to do a special delivery of anti-viral tablets.. to my front door πŸšͺπŸ˜πŸ€—

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    1. ThanksCindy … these days, I open the wardrobe and smile to myself because the coat is still there, and I believe that her coat was meant to be cared for by me…


    1. I think you are right … I smile to myself every time I open the wardrobe .. and that’s definitely a good thing πŸ€—πŸ˜Š I’m under special attention from my Doc .. he knows lung infections are dangerous for me πŸ€—πŸ˜‰ I’m in good hands 😍

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