Throwback Friday, Sailing By, by Ivor Steven


The original version of ‘Sailing By’ I wrote back in 2012, and this revised piece is from July 2018



Sailing By


Gone, a day, weeks, years

Gone, sailing by, lonely tears

Gone, sailing by, the good times

Gone, the years of a lifetime


What’s the difference between desire and passion?

What’s the chance of finding one in billion?

There are millions in the oceans of the world

There are thousands of beats to every new heart


What’s the difference between love and pain?

What’s the chance of falling in love again?

There are millions of stars in the Milky-Way

There are hundreds of dreams about love yesterday


What’s the difference between the sea and the sky?

What’s the chance of sharing the horizon in July?

There’s no answers to your questions

There are months of wonders in the four seasons


What’s the difference between the calm and the storm?

What’s the chance of being forever warm?

There are dozens of lies before the truth

There were two lives under your roof


Gone, a day, weeks, years

Gone, sailing by, your soft tears

Gone, sailing by, the good times

Gone, the years of your lifetime





Ivor Steven (c) July 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. View all posts by ivor20 

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