Throwback Friday, Rabbit Stew and Broken Plates, by Ivor Steven

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I wrote this poem in February 2018…. Not to be taken too seriously, as the images are from quite a vivid dream/nightmare, that I had experienced at the time….


Rabbit Stew And Broken Plates


Have you ever had that weird dream

Where you can’t see beyond the silver-screen

Greyness is black and red is green

Straight lines are slithery beams

Stitched inside your brain’s sewn-up seams

Bagged and tagged a pale corpse unseen

Blueness in blood and plasma in streams

Chunky bittersweet rhubarb pie

Injected directly into your open veins

Hallucinating a vortex of fun and games

Spiralling outside in moonshine

A bleak bedroom coldness reigns

Over mountains made of rabbit stew

Slowly eaten with a wooden spoon

Digested, your tummy gurgles and ejects buckets of spew

While a hairless dog chases the postie’s bike

Dawn, a kettle whistle screams

Above the ice-covered broken plates

Shattered upon creek-bed rocks

Nightmares begun in April, ending dismayed



Ivor Steven (c)  June 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. 

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