Go For a Stroll

Hello dear readers and followers, “Going For a Stroll” is my second poem up at Coffee House Writers  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers … and let me know what you think of my poem, and I would appreciate your support over at my new venture as a writer on CHW… I’ve attached a first stanza teaser below …

Going For A Stroll – Coffee House Writers


Going For a Stroll



When will I be too old?

To be left alone, out in the cold

With my naked words still unsold






Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Petrified Ground

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Petrified Ground


A raucous howling awakens me

Holding my blankets tightly, I see frightened birds flee

And I hear the fallacious wind wailing

Cutting holes through the hollow night air


I sense a ferocious storm unfolding

From beyond the dark curtained clouds

A foreboding haunting loudly erupts

Cracking and snapping at the starless sky

Clattering with the volume of a coal train

Then perniciously heavy splashes of rain

Start to pound the petrified ground





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Fallen Leaflets (a Tanka)

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Fallen Leaflets (a Tanka)


Ancient trees of life

Anoint colour to the sky

Leaves shadow the ground

Leaflet words long forgotten

Tales of people and forests





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Life’s Acid Test

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Life’s Acid Test


Am I depressed?

Or sadly feeling undressed

Am I oppressed?

Or badly needing to be caressed


I must confess

Am I under arrest?

Inside my own nest

Impatiently unimpressed


Are we possessed?

Waiting for life’s acid test

That alien alpha bequest

Or an eerie beta pest





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

A Random Kingdom




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A Random Kingdom



Sometimes we put pieces away 

Because our emotion altered next day
 
But the thoughts are there to stay
 
And arise again to be an honest display  




The whispering wind is an elusive creature

And is mother nature’s operatic music teacher

Her sculpturing hands of life
 
Are our world’s palate knife


 

That damn old clock never stops

Not even for a pause

To chat with Santa Clause

Even the sundial shadow

Works every tomorrow

But there will be a day,

When love will be here to stay 





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Tullawalla Flies Again

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My Dragon, Can He Fly


My wounded Dragon, stands so proud

His misty eyes, looking up to the clouds

Seeing graceful birds flying apart

He feels a huge scar close to his heart

My Dragon bows, and shakes his beastly head

But his enormous tail feels like lead

Flapping one wing, then the other

Dejected he looks, not even a hover

Nostrils snorting, no sign of fire

To fly again, his deepest desire

From within I hear, rumblings soar

My Dragon spews an almighty roar

And his gigantic jaws open wide

A bloodied tongue swishes from side to side

He swallows and belches another gruesome howl

A flame burst deep from his boughs

My Dragon frantically begins to respire

Again, and again, he exhales fire

And gyrating his heavy green tail

He spreads his wings, like full sails

Frightened at first, fluttering end-to-end

My jumbo-sized reptile gradually ascends

Twenty, then fifty, a hundred leagues above

Suddenly flying, like a flock of doves

Magically rolling and frolicking he flies

Happily, he shrieks, and swoosh, down he dives

Majestically gliding, he arrives

My Dragon, again King of the skies



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Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Where to Flee for My Jubilee




Where to Flee for My Jubilee


This Jubilee year has flown

My seventieth has been rolled and mown

Party days have been squashed

I’ll be dinning on sausages and mash

No birthday cake, and no candles

Only breadcrumbs for the snails, life is a shambles

No presents or cards on the mantle

It’s time to unhitch Itmims, and throw on my sandals



Itmims; “Ivor’s Time Machime In Micro Space





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Up and Down

Today on Weekly Prompts the Weekend challenge is: Side by Side. Please visit their fabulous site by clicking on here >> Here. The poem below is my response to their prompt



Up and Down


Wake up

Stroll up

Walk down

Lockdown


Pent up

Shut up

Sit down

Lockdown


Numb foot

Stay put

Crazy frown

Lockdown


Light on

Telly on

Food down

Lockdown


Blanket on

Music on

Computer down

Lockdown


Book open

Spirit’s hoping

Eyes down

Lockdown






Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Throwback Friday, Pendulum Lights, by Ivor Steven

Again, I cannot get the reblog button to work at my Go Dog Go Cafe site, so I have ‘copied & pasted’ my article today …

My poem here today is from August 2018, and I am not able to explain the thoughts behind my words, except that some promised outcomes to me, were not forfilled and I felt emotionally let down and cheated …

Pendulum Lights

I was blinded

By the light

Losing the fight

I was silenced

By the noise

Standing without poise

I was attacked

By the crown

Breaking me down

I was sentenced

By the people

Hiding under their steeple

Hung out to dry

Nailed to a cross

Punished for my loss

Surviving, burnt my courage

I battled to be bold

Returning from the cold

I refound my faith

Nullifying what they stole

Purifying my lost soul





Ivor Steven (c) Aug 2018