Throwback Friday, A Distant Ship, by Ivor Steven

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A Distant Ship

Am I afraid, or am I being slowly discouraged.

Dismayed by the emptiness of my quivering heart.

Am I consumed, or am I being bodily starved.

Eaten by the cells of my inner sentiments.

Am I infatuated, or have I been possessed.

Devoured by the recess of my lonely soul.

Am I swimming after the impossible love-boat.

Drowning in the wake of that passing icebreaker.



Ivor Steven (c)  September 2017


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. 

9 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, A Distant Ship, by Ivor Steven

  1. Reblogged this on Ivor.Plumber/Poet and commented:

    Hello dear readers and followers, here’s a re-posting of a poem I wrote in September 2017, I didn’t have many followers back then, so this for all of my new readers, and anyone who needs a refresher….


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