Throwback Friday, A Friend Calls, by Ivor Steven

Christmas is only 3 weeks away, so here is a Christmas poem I wrote 12 months ago, and one that is also in the manuscript for my proposed upcoming book of poems…

A Friend Calls

Ring, ring, and I answer.

A familiar voice, “G’day old mate

what ya up to?”

I answer, “I’ve nothin’ on this arvo.”

The best man from my wedding says,

“Good, I’ll come and pick ya up

and the missus will make us lunch.”

And he joyfully adds,

“Then I’ll take you out to see the crew,

have a Christmas drink or two.”

I’m thinking to myself,

This is an unplanned surprise day,

and these times always turn-out the best,

an afternoon with old pals,

cheery wishes before the Christmas break,

warm handshakes and hugs all round,

a group of friendly smiles from years ago,

tall tales of the past, our highs and lows,

So, this is Christmas!

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. View all posts by ivor20 

34 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, A Friend Calls, by Ivor Steven

  1. A surprise day with old friends, who could want for more!
    This made me think of my one and only Christmas in New Zealand, where Christmas Day wasn’t so much spent on the beach as huddled up inside with a tropical storm blowing through. It wasn’t even warm.

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