Throwback Friday, Where Is Their Tomorrow? by Ivor Steven

Today’s Throwback is a poem I wrote in September 2018, however the theme of my piece seems to be disturbingly appropriate for present war situation in the Ukraine.

Where Is Their Tomorrow

I eat, I drink, I sleep

I casually dream of yesterday

I Shamefully wonder about tomorrow

I am walking along my sunny street

I am alive and free as a bird

But I am anxiously emotional about tomorrow

Will the children wake-up without crying?

Will the children see sunlight today?

Will the children be with their parents tomorrow?

How can the heartless leaders sleep?

How can they not hear the voices of today?

How can they continue to lie about tomorrow?

Ivor Steven (c) June 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 

8 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Where Is Their Tomorrow? by Ivor Steven

  1. Well-said, Ivor! Children are the victims who suffer most from war, and I believe they are being specifically targeted in this war. I hope “there is a chance,” as Melanie sings, “peace will come.”
    Your line, “Will the children see sunlight today?” touched me deeply. Children should not be living in basements while bombs go off above them.

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