Dumping Our Sumps

My Belmont Page Creative Writing Group is held on Thursday’s, and our ‘Thought Prompter’ sentence for this week is ‘Time to put the garbage out.’ and below is my response that I shall be reading to the group tomorrow

Also, This week’s Wednesday Challenge on “Weekly Prompts” is the word: RUINED MERCHANDISE. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> Here.



Dumping Our Sumps


Our garbage bin is full to the top

And overflowing with filthy slop


Contaminated dirt is spilling onto the tarmacs

Nuclear waste is seeping through the cracks

Dead batteries melt into poisonous wax

As empty aerosol cans add to our air’s death tax

Plastic bags are filled with grubby plastic packs

Eventually resurfacing as our oceans strangulation traps


Where do we dump our polluted fallout?

When will it be time to put the garbage out?





Ivor Steven (c) April 2021

Promote Yourself Monday, April 5, 2021

Dear readers and followers, I hope you are having a pleasant Easter break, and here’s a great opportunity for your writings to be read by other writers, and also to find and meet other writers. You are very welcome to participate, come along and visit our writer friendly site…..by clicking on the link at the bottom of this article >>
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Welcome toPromote Yourself Monday. All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to postonelink to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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Remember Me?


Remember Me?



Yesterday I asked you again

“Did you remember?”

The same request, week after week

“Do you understand?”

How important my books are to me

“Do you actually hear me?”


Tomorrow I shall ask you again

“Did you remember my books?”

The same request, month after month

“Why do you ACT so flippantly?”

Time is dismantling my patience

“Can you stop being nonchalant and ACT responsibly?”


The task is universally acknowledged

“Return what is borrowed”





Ivor Steven (c) April 2021

How To Eat An Easter Egg

WARNING: This article is posted for Austraian audiences, however ‘International’ followers may read the below instructions at their own RISK !!


How To Eat An Easter Egg



[i] Carefully chose your Bunny’s and Egg’s

But the “Violet Crumble” box is a MUST

Deliciously smooth and tasty



[ii] Wisely place your purchase in the fridge

Australia always has a hot Easter weekend

And judiciously push the Easter delights towards the back



[iii] Patiently wait until Sunday morning

Stoically obey those traditional procedures

Mine were eaten by Saturday evening. How did you go?



[iv] Delicately unwrap the colourful foil covering

I have diligently preserved the shiny shells since my first egg-hunt

Then gently nibble open the pointy end of the exposed Egg



[v] Fiendishly devour the irresistible chocolate

Until you are more than fully satiated

Then voraciously attack the bunny and bite off his ears




WHOOPS !! surprise, surprise … that rascally easter bunny has left me some “Eggs” to find on Sunday…







Ivor Steven (c) April 2021

Throwback Friday, This Fence, by Ivor Steven

Today I am presenting one of my original poems from when I first began writing 20 years, probably about 2 years after my first stroke way back in September 2000 …. 

This Fence

I am quickly nearing this fence.

An obstacle of a lifetime I see.

And from my side of this fence,

The hurdle is too high for me.

And on the other side of this fence,

There seems nowhere to land or flee.

I have arrived at this fence,

Above the pickets, just grey sky.

And on my side of this fence,

The grass is brown and dry.

On the other side of this fence,

The grass is green, but still I cry.

How am I to clear this fence,

There seems nowhere to go, or get by.

This fence, all built of stones,

Breaks my spirit, and all my bones.

Ivor Steven (c) April 2021

Contrasts


The week that was

Five days of contrast

Excitement on Monday and Tuesday

With live YouTube interviews

Exhileration on Wednesday

With the launch of my book

Profound sadness on Thursday

With the funeral of a close mate

Joy and happiness on Friday

With the seventieth birthday party

Of a long time friend

The cycle of life ’til the end





Ivor Steven (c) April 2021

After the Party


My new book “Tullawalla”, has been released and to order the book, here are the links

Barnes and Noble..  Tullawalla by Ivor Steven, Kerri Costello, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com) 

Amazon..  Amazon.com: Tullawalla eBook: Steven, Ivor, Costello, Kerri, Harris, patricia: Books 

www.books2read.com/Tullawalla




After the Party


I’m wallowing here at my desk 

feeling spent and exhausted 

and I hear the day’s echo’s resounding 

as my pulse rate is pounding 

and like a fish out of water I’m floundering 

flipping, thrashing, and blundering


I’m waiting here, beached and pondering 

what is to become of my words that are slumbering 






Ivor Steven (c) April 2021

Fae Corps Party Room, Interview with Ivor

Today I had a live interview with Kat from Fae Corps Publishing to help promote my new book “Tullawalla”. The show was mostly a Question & Answer interview, and me reading a couple of poems. Below I have attached the video Link for you to click onto … I hope you enjoy the show 😄🌏




Ivor Steven (c) March 2021