Busy Bees Will Rebuild Our Hives, by Ivor Steven.

Hello dear readers, I’m sure you are aware of the tragic and catastrophic bushfires in Australia at the moment. Sadly today I’m reporting, that along with over 2,000 homes destroyed and the awful toll of more than 20 human lives……our scientist’s latest estimate of losses to our native, marsupials, reptiles and birds, is now a staggering >>1.2 BILLION , …… And here I present my poem for you to read, and then please take the time to view the attached song/video…..

Busy Bees Will Rebuild Our Hives


We continue to live, under this smokey haze

As the brave firefighters, continue to fight day after day

I’m in a stunned daze, leaning here on my table

Knowing there’s thousands of burnt homes and stables

Feeling for the animals, perished and disabled

Crying for our native fauna, of fame and fable


From the ashes, our world will revive

Beyond the rain-clouds, busy bees will rebuild our hives

Green saplings  will replace the trees blackened towers

And underground seeds will grow into our earth’s new flowers




Ivor Steven (c)  Jan 2020


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. 

6 thoughts on “Busy Bees Will Rebuild Our Hives, by Ivor Steven.

  1. Pingback: Help Australia – Talkin' to Myself

    • Dear Gael, from the bottom of my smouldering heart, I sincerely thank you for your kind words and understanding. 💙🌏🔥🌏🔥
      “Tonight, tiredly I will sleep
      Tomorrow is another repeat”


  2. Ivor,

    My heart breaks for Australia, your people, animals, everything. I do not know that we can do enough to help you, or the earth recover from this. Prayers are not enough.

    Thanks you for sharing with us today, Barista, and keeping us present in this great modern tragedy. And do keep us informed both of what the latest news is and what we can do.

    With great love,
    S Francis


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