Throwback Friday, Itmims, A Starry Christmas Eve, by Ivor Steven

My Christmas poem from December 2018, when I was allowed to go home for Christmas after spending two months in Hospital, during which time my imagination had created my escapism space-craft “Itmims” – Ivor’s Time Machine In Micro Space.



Itmims, A Starry Christmas Eve

(Itmims – Ivor’s Time Machine In Micro Space)


Christmas eve above Australia

“Look, up there”, high in the night sky

“No!”, It’s not the sleigh and reindeer

What is that mysterious red space craft?

Zooming through the moon-shadow clouds

“There again”, the crowd declares

“Yes! it’s that alien ship Itmims

Why tonight, when the airways are so busy?

With so many precious gifts to be delivered

“But wait”, the alien’s steering away towards the north


Down there, little do they know

This is an annual pilgrimage of mine

Firstly, I’ll be flying over Philadelphia

To spread alien faerie dust upon Bensalem

Please wave to me kids as I go pass”

Then to sail beyond the North Pole

Rocketing deep into space, via the Milky Way

To visit my Celestial Star, and sip on our Ceylon tea

Enjoy a dream-time hug, and quickly return home

For Another Christmas dinner without her






Ivor Steven (c) October 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 4 years, and writing poems for 20 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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