Saved By the Bell


Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Today’s prompt: Write a piece of prose around the word: “sirens”, and I’m afraid that this poem I wrote 4 hours ago, actually turned into reality for me me at noon today… Luckily I’m now back home from hospital and I’m ok…


Saved By The Bell


Within my dark maze

I could hear a loud siren

In my rigid daze

I am a rock, I am an island


Laying length-ways

Prone on the floor

A bang rang in my subconscious haze

And smashing through the door


They came to rescue me

Greeted by my teary gaze

I was vaguely all at sea

And unable to cry g’day


I had fallen off my cloud

Into a vacant water-well

Covered by a warm grey shroud

Oblivious to those sirens and bells




Ivor Steven (c)  June 2020

Beneath The Shadows


At “Go Dog Go Cafe”, Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Today’s prompt: Write a piece of prose or poetry around the phrase: “on our knees”


Beneath The Shadows


We bow before you, Lord of Trees

On our knees, we beg for the bees

Please, do not cast your shadows too deep

Enable the sun to warm our plants feet

And let their flowers thrive in the breeze

So the busy bees can pollinate our seeds




Ivor Steven (c)  June 2020

Decades of Storms

It’s time for “Go Dog Go Cafe’s” Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge. Today’s prompt: “Let there be storms”. And here is my little response to the prompt….

Decades of Storms


Over the decades

I’ve lived through many storms


I read about an Atlantic island storm

After midnight

I had a dream about my life’s storms

At dawn

I shall open my door to the storms


I will then wait for my storms

To vacate the dark

And ask the morning sunlight

“Am I still the pilot”?


Ivor Steven (c) March 2020

Old Enough

Today’s Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge, from the Go Dog Go Cafe team: Write a piece of prose around the phrase: “I never want that again”, … Dear readers you are most welcome to join in the fun by clicking >> Here


Old Enough,  –  a Senryu


Three times is enough

I never want that again

I’m nearly too old



Ivor Steven (c)  Feb 2020