Throwback Friday, Sleeplessness, by Ivor Steven

Last week I posted a poem from three years ago when I was hospitalised for three months, and ironically, or coincidently I happened to be hospitalised this week, but fortunately my stay was only brief this time, so, appropropriately today I am posting this piece from three years ago .


I’m consumed by tiredness

In this healing castle of sleeplessness

Where the nightingales flitter about

Like hummingbirds in a drought

The witch-doctors come and go

With their underlings following to and fro

During the day there’s noisiness and bright lights

And life is just the same throughout the night

Ivor Steven (c) December 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 

26 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Sleeplessness, by Ivor Steven

  1. I’ve always found being in the hospital exhausting. They keep waking you up during the night to take your vital signs and the hospital is a pretty noisy place. Your poem sums it up very well. Glad you are home and recovering, Ivor! ❤ I am sure Frankie is glad you are back! ❤ 🙂 ❤

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  2. Lovely poem, glad to know that your time in hospital was short! Hospitals are depressing and I don’t know scary too esp at night the long corridors and smell of medicines. Glad you are home!

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