Lily and a Lizard of Wizardry & My Girl, Published in “Positive Words” Magazine, October Issue

I am pleased and proud to announce that my two ‘Doggie’ poems Lily and the Lizard of Wizardry & My Girl, were published in the Positive Words Magazine, October Issue. and thank you to the Editor, Sandra, for selecting my poems… For further information about this fabulous Australian magazine, visit their site via this link >
Attached below, I have scanned the poems directly from my copy of the Magazine

Lily and a Lizard of Wizardry

My Girl

Ivor Steven (c) November 2021

His New Sanctuary is Luxury

The Weekend Challenge from Weekly Prompts is: Sanctuary. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> Here . and the poem below is my response to their prompt …

His New Sanctuary is Luxury

Sometimes in life

Just when it’s right

There’s that moment

And tonight’s that moment

Sometimes we are lucky

Against all the odds

There’s that fortunate time

I am ecstatic and feeling blessed

Gratefully thankful

I write these words on today’s Newspaper

Reading tomorrow’s weather forecast

Happiness is here

Here right beside me

Under my verandah roof

Comfy and relaxed

Frankie love’s his new sanctuary

Ivor Steven (c) August 2021

Frankie Moves In

Not only am the writer/owner of “Tullawalla”, but also, I am now the happy owner/companion of “Frankie”, a 5 year-old Cavoodle, and he ‘Moved In’ yesterday.
And the Weekend Challenge from Weekly Prompts is: “In Motion.” please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> Here

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Frankie Moves In

Frankie moves onto the lounge

Frank moves into nap-time

Frankie moves outside for a walk down the lane

Frankie moves downtown to the Box Office Cafe

Frankies moves to eat dinner and sweets (ice-cream)

Frankie moves onto “my/our” bed ready for his sleep-time

So that was Frankie “In Motion” today … I think he enjoyed his Saturday program of events ..
Apologies to Ian Anderson, but he does look a shaggie dog “In Motion” …

Spoil Me, (With Apologies To David Redpath)

Featured Image Above: The Box Office Cafe, kitchen, which is made from an old shipping container.





Spoil Me, (With Apologies To David Redpath)


Sorry David, but here I am again

At West Geelong’s, Box Office Cafe

Spoiling myself, for Saturday lunch

Geelong’s own version, of ‘Go Dog Go Cafe’

Where owners and their furry pals all meet

Chatting and barking, one social togetherness

And yes, I get to give the doggies, pats and hugs

There’s Bronson, the well behaved little Pug

Duke, a very young Dalmatian, he’s going to be a big boy

And another Duke, a striking auburn Labrador


Sorry David, I’m going to describe my feast now

Firstly, a real Aussie cappuccino coffee

Followed by Bao Buns, with slow cooked pork

A sweet and sour glaze, and fresh herbs

With cucumber, pickled carrot, fried shallots

Complimented by a delicate Gochujang mayonnaise

Then of course, I had to have a delicious cake

David, I couldn’t resist, a Berry Velvet teacake

Leaving me no option, but to wash it all down

With one of those politically incorrect, Blackman’s lagers

Cheers everyone, I’ll be on holiday, in Ballarat this week












Ivor Steven (c)  October 2019

Minding Cyndi Again

Here I am again, minding my furry friend Cyndi for the Weekend. It’s so hot outside, I.m afraid we are both confined to indoor activities.

20190301_211225 Cyndi on my bed last night …


Cyndi watching me do my exercises……


Cyndi watching me make breakfast…..

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Cyndi waiting for a piece of my breakfast….. she’s already been fed  !!


Cyndi on the lounge with me……

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Cyndi in Lily’s old bed…. She doesn’t quite fit  !!  Watching me in my writers haven…..

As you can see, Cyndi is very busy and flat out keeping an eye on me !!


Ivor And Cyndi , Woof woof….

There’s A Dog In My Bed

Laying beside me, she quietly snores

Upon my pillow, her out-stretched fluffy paws

Slowly she awakes, breakfast is due

Nuzzling my face, come-on you !

Looking straight at me, friendly brown eyes

Wagging her tail, she’s forever loving and shy

Long golden ears, flip and flop

Smooches and cuddles, she never stops


Ivor Steven (c)  2018


Beyond My Time Here

words written, her silent years

every fallen tear

words written, out of sheer fear

often drowning in beer

words written, not so severe

my everlasting revere

words written, for everyone to hear

exploring a new frontier

words written, clouds beginning to clear

searching for love, far away and near

words written, needing someone to steer

tomorrow, and beyond my time here


Ivor Steven (c)  2018

Doggie Minder

Hi dear readers, Ivor’s at it again, looking after a gorgeous dog for ten days. Let me introduce you to “Cyndy”, I’m minding her, while her owner is away on holidays. Cyndy and and I are dear friends from a few years ago, when we all lived together, Lily and Cyndy,  Ivor and Sue,….. Sue is my ex-girlfriend/partner from those days. Cyndy is a snuggly King George Cavalier, and she’s a healthy 9 year-old bundle of joy, and she hasn’t left my side since she arrived here this morning. We are in for a lovely time together over the next ten days, and as you can see in the below picture, Cyndy has already made herself at home, up on my bed…. xx