The Ripple Effect, by Ivor Steven

The Ripple Effect

I’m an old branch of driftwood on the beach

Why do they think the fire within me is out of reach

I see our universe in a blade of grass

And every barricaded window is only a piece of glass

Our combined pointed scratches will shatter panes into light

Every sharp word we write, will be another molar bite

Every tiny drop in the river, eventually flows into the sea

Every little ripple on the lake, begins a wave set free


Do not be quiet, speak proudly, and have a say

Our voices are amassing strength, do not delay

The cloudy silence, enforced by corporate powers

Cannot be the way to nurture our earth’s flowers



Ivor Steven (c)  Jan 202



G’day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I’m an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I’ve been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I’ve been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems. 

8 thoughts on “The Ripple Effect, by Ivor Steven

  1. Truth, Ivor, Truth. We must speak up, before we are out of time. I have to agree with Eugenia, though, with so much purposeless and disrespectful language being used out there these days by even the most powerful… we need our small voices to be that of reason.

    Thank you for pointing us in the right direction today.

    S Francis

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  2. I loved this Ivor. Beautiful lines with words of purpose ☺️❤️ “Every little ripple on the lake, begins a wave set free”
    I agree with S Francis and Eugenia, our words need to be spoken but with respect snd most of all “heard”

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