Throwback Friday, Beyond Today There Is Tomorrow, by Ivor Steven


Here’s a poem I wrote 2 years ago, and  it’s a jumbled verse of my thoughts, and comments that I write in some of my fellow bloggers comment boxes, about their article that I had recently read….. and then I toss  these anecdotes & lines together to form an intriguing/messy piece of writing….. Anyhow when I reread this older poem,  I thought some of my lines could pertain to our present dilemma today….


Beyond Today There Is Tomorrow


Beyond the broken porthole

I stand on a basin pedestal

I’m going down with the ship

She left the wreck last week

Left my bones in the bathroom

Drowning in a blue lagoon


Last night there was a fire down the street

On the other side of the creek

I heard the commotion in my sleep

The old farmhouse was burnt to the ground

And lingering smoke on the water whispered sounds

Of living memories lost, and a loyal dachshund


The Alien poet’s brain

Is a fascinating place

Having a distant surreal view

Hooked, like a fish on a line

Laying tomorrows foundations

On old pieces of blotting paper

Using the dried ink as mortar

Between the sea and sky’s next brick

Remembering yesterday’s sunshine

Is today’s dawn, and beyond



Ivor Steven (c)  May 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. 

18 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Beyond Today There Is Tomorrow, by Ivor Steven

    • Thank you Lucy for your vote of confidence……. It’s a piece with lots of different thoughts, and I just tried to make sense of them and join my lines together…. and yes, you are probably right, as light back on my piece, … I made a few bold statements…..😀😎

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