Throwback Friday. Tall Ships, An Encore, by Ivor Steven

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My poem “Tall Ships, An Encore” appears in the published book, Geelong Writers Anthology, Writeabout-Two,  2019 edition


Tall Ships, An Encore


Fellow passengers, stay calm, we’re still afloat

I must moor this old sinking boat

We’ll then all alight

Walk the plank tonight


Venture ashore

Continue to explore

Search the empty stores

Behind every closed door

Under creaky floors

Inside living pores


I’m ready for the chore

I need to know more

Discover the final score

Before I’m too old and poor

Let me go, let me soar

Fly me to my encore



Ivor Steven (c)  May 2018


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. 


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