Promote Yourself Mondays, July 19, 2021

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Go Dog Go Café

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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

A Butterfly and the Bookworm


Great News: Tullawalla is back at Barnes & Noble, Hardcover only at the moment ..
Tullawalla by Ivor Steven, Kerri Costello, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)




A Butterfly and the Bookworm


“Do you know how to fly?”

Said the butterfly to the bookworm

“No” The old bookworm replied

“However, I did have an aeroplane ride”

And he added

“After I had eaten all the words out of the recycle bin

a nasty jet-stream zoomed by and clipped my wings”


[Butterfly] “That was harsh for only swallowing leftover rubbish

which had never been recited nor published”

[Bookworm] “Yep, and on my flight back I suffered

locked in a box with refurbished hardcovers

that had very chewy dust-covers

and were tough skinned like my kangaroo brothers

[Butterfly] “Did you munch on the titles inside that cardboard nook

[Bookworm] “No! The covers glared at me with a spooky look”

[Butterfly] “What was the name of that mysterious book”

[Bookworm] “Tullawalla was the one that magically shook

Looking like a colourful and captured snook

Soon to be released from its grappling hook”





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Mistakes of Clay

Please Note: An Explanation about Tullawalla. Due to the mistakes that my publisher and I have seen in my book, we decided that it would be better for my readers if we used a different imprint to provide you with print copies. The imprint is Barnes and Noble or Amazon. We went with Draft2Digital Print.

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



Mistakes of Clay


Splintered words shattered a dream

Harsh voices left a taste of sour cream

Then mysteriously swam away upstream


Toting a misleading sign of the times

That assumed an ability to read between the lines


Why do yesterday’s mistakes stick like clay?

Who oversees destiny’s ways?

Who knows the future of today?





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Kosmics Blues

Please Note: An Explanation about Tullawalla. Due to the mistakes that my publisher and I have seen in my book, we decided that it would be better for my readers if we used a different imprint to provide you with print copies. The imprint is Barnes and Noble or Amazon. We went with Draft2Digital Print.

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




Kosmic Blues



A heavy mist fills the sky

Yesterday’s tears fall from my eyes

And I have no answer as to why

My hidden river of emotion has run awry




Sandy levees are broken and crucified

Unseen swells intensified

And today’s flood could not be denied

Theoretically identified and personified

My dying butterflies have arisen and liquified



Featured Image Above: Cosmos Wallpapers 02003 – Baltana.com





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Promote Yourself Mondays, July 12, 2021

Dear readers and followers, 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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Go Dog Go Café

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