Throwback Friday, Foreign World, by Ivor Steven

‘Foreign World’ is a poem that I originally wrote in December 2017, and here today this a revised version from April 2019.

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reproduced here with the kind permission of, Derrick Knight



Foreign World(Revised)


I’ve been stuck inside this shabby carapace

Wondering if I’ll ever be able to about-face

Maybe I could borrow my angel’s wings, unfurled

Explore and travel the open foreign world

Time has come, to escape this holding place

Discovering, I’m able to find lost grace

To wander the harvest field

Now I see beyond the shield

Rid the shackles of my broken heart

Return to reality, and apply for a restart

Healthy enough to hide from prying ghouls

Free to walk past the tardy bar stools

Go flying, with all the other old fools

And paddle ankle-deep in life’s distant pools






Ivor Steven (c) April 20190

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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