An Empty Bootie

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An Empty Bootie



The chilly winter’s day

Turned hard and bitter



“be a good little chap Dave

could you be brave

and venture back to the frozen lake

your baby sister Ava

has lost a bootie

and the weather is too cold

for her to go without

Dave shrugs his shoulders

And trudges off


“Oh Ava, I wonder

What’s taking Dave so long”


Suddenly two hysterical children

Came running towards them

“Help!”

“we just a boy

fall through the ice

on the frozen lake

we look into the hole

but all we saw

was a babies bootie

“He was Gone!”



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Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’


AND
Perceptions is Now Available via:

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



Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

Dear Danny, An Epistolary Poem. is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine.

Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem Dear Danny, An Epistolary Poem, is in this week’s edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine. … please click on the link below and visit my poem, at Coffee House Writers.
>> https://coffeehousewriters.com/dear-danny-an-epistolary-poem/



Dear Danny, An Epistolary Poem



Dear Danny,

I know your new residence is not far from here. I’m afraid “Here” happens to be the courthouse lockup. Yep! I am under arrest. But I am innocent, as you know, I wouldn’t hurt a fly. It was not my fault that the drunk’s jaw accidentally connected with my fist just before he hit the pub’s floorboards.

Oh, my cell’s oil lamp is beginning to fade, so in brief, I would appreciate your HELP! Could you please, at your earliest convenience, come over and bail me out of this awkward situation, this black hole is so damp and cold.

Your little brother

Ivor






Tullawalla is Available From;

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

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’


AND
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) December 2022

Above Grey Sky




Above Grey Sky 

 
 
A black curtain of cloud falls 

How dark will this hour become 

While daylight vacates the mind 


A bitter wind cuts through sound 

How silent will the hour become 

Before the black dog flies off his chain 


A bolt of lightning breaks through the sky 

How radiant will this moment become 

Before daylight reopens the cracks again 


There’s a crack in everything 

that’s how the light gets in” … Leonard Cohen (Anthem) 







Ivor Steven ©  October 2022

Miles From Home, is up at Spillwords Magazine


I am ecstatic that my poem “Miles From Home”, that I posted here on site only last week, has already been accepted and published at Spillwords Magazine today, and I am very grateful to the editor Dagmara for selecting my piece .. Pease go and visit my poem at Spillwords and if you wish, leave a 💗 for my article, by clicking on this link >> https://spillwords.com/miles-from-home/



MILES FROM HOME

written by: Ivor Steven

@ivors20

Today
I went left, instead of right
No matter what direction
Or decision I choose
At the end of day
There will be night
My time to rest
And remain out of sight

Tomorrow
I shall take the back roads
Miles away from my troubled life
Miles and miles
Beyond those evil eyes of strife

Tonight
I will sleep under the stars
With my loyal companion
By my side

Now
He gives me that inquisitive stare
“Don’t look at me like that
I know mate, I know
I should never have left the wife”







Ivor Steven (c) September 2022

Miles From Home

At my ‘Dome Poetry Group’ (here in Geelong) the prompt is to write a poem (any form) inspired by a phrase on the last page of a book. (Reveal the source.) I chose “Another Yellow Door” by C Flaherty Brown, and below is the last phrase in her book, followed by my ‘Fictional Poem’, Miles From Home.




Miles From Home 


Today 

I went left, instead of right 

No matter what direction 

Or decision I choose 

At the end of day 

There will be night 

My time to rest  

And remain out of sight 


Tomorrow 

I shall take the backroads 

Miles away from my troubled life 

Miles and miles 

Beyond those evil eyes of strife 


Tonight 

I will sleep under the stars 

With my loyal companion


Now

He gives me that inquisitive stare 

“Don’t look at me like that 

I know mate, I know 

I should never have left the wife” 






Ivor Steven ©  September 2022