Australian Reindeer & A Friend Calls, Published in “Positive Words” Magazine, December Issue

I am pleased and proud to announce that my two ‘Christmas’ poems ‘Australian Reindeer & A Friend Calls’, were published in the Positive Words Magazine, December Issue, and thank you to the Editor, Sandra, for selecting my poems… For further information about this fabulous Australian magazine, visit their site via this link > https://positivewordsmagazine.wordpress.com/
Attached below, I have scanned the poems directly from my copy of the Magazine


Australian Reindeer




A Friend Calls








Ivor Steven (c) December 21st 2021

Christmas Lights

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Featured Image: Geelong Floating Xmas Tree-2 | Russell Charters | Flickr

Today on Weekly Prompts the Wednesday challenge is: CHRISTMAS DINNER. Please visit their fabulous site by clicking on >> Here. .. and my poem ‘Christmas Lights’ is in response to their prompt …


Christmas Lights


A year of standing alone

Without the normal crowd

Talking to no one

Silence was far too loud


Shut in and locked down

Disinfected and scoured


Months of writer’s cramps

An elbow’s old nerve soured

Numbness travels to hand

Dumbness seemed to be allowed


December’s faltering days

Turned into Christmas lights

And a New Year causeway

Seems to be within sight






Ivor Steven (c) December 2021