Quietly, I Exist, by Ivor Steven

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Quietly, I Exist

 

I’m writing words from the edge of time

And pondering my life’s lack of rhyme

Thinking every moment, is an atom of time

And quietly, I exist only in mime

 

Life is a mountain of ups and downs

Sharp thorns and slippery crowns

 

For me, every moment is a good day

Behind me, I leave yesterday

And today, I’ll by-pass midday

On my way, to bathing in tomorrow’s sun-rays

 

We are, not here to control nature

But we are, responsible for her future

I don’t think us humans are meant to be

Poisoning the sea with plastic and mercury

 

I cannot be the king of this stagnant world

But I am as free as my wings unfurled

My eyes have been opened again

To reveal the sky is sunshine and rain

 

Now I see beyond every yellow door

There was once an original world

So I’ll turn the latch, to discover more

And give realities of life a whirl

 

 

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. 

25 thoughts on “Quietly, I Exist, by Ivor Steven

  1. :Now I see beyond every yellow door

    There was once an original world

    So I’ll turn the latch, to discover more

    And give realities of life a whirl”…………this is outstanding and words I can completely relate to.

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  2. A beautiful poem – deals with reality of these uncertain times – living each day with positivity rather than dwelling on the past and concentrating more on life’s simple joys while hoping for a better tomorrow. 🙂 Well-done my friend!

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