Knock Me Down with A Feather (Revised), by Ivor Steven

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Knock Me Down with A Feather (Revised)


The winds may be strong

In the direction of my swan song

Blowing fresh upon my face

I feel a roar from grace


Crooked feathers do fly

Old feathers become dry

Angel’s wings soaring on the wind

Angel’s failing wings are left behind


After the breakages

There’s a wreckage


And I must restart the race again

For aching bones it’s a strain

Too many pieces down the drain

Every time I shower in the hard rain


I see the misty waves above old cascades

And a golden rainbow elopes downhill on roller blades

Where true words are found deep in the everglades

And I’m not afraid to call my dirty pitchfork a silver spade

Ivor Steven (c) Feb 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. 

13 thoughts on “Knock Me Down with A Feather (Revised), by Ivor Steven

  1. A powerful twist on the brilliant Mad World, both Imagine Dragons and yours.

    What do we do in that moment where we feel we have washed so much down the drain, where maybe we begin to question whether or not there will be an angel to lift us…

    As before we have to get up and fight on… fight on… really powerful message here Ivor, thank you.

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