Throwback Friday, Jingle Jangle for My Easter Bonnet, by Ivor Steven

Easter Is here, and I wrote this poem in 2020 when Easter ceremonies around the World were being affected by the Covid pandemic.

Jingle Jangle for My Easter Bonnet

My notebook’s running on empty

There’s pages of invisible words

And blue lines are leaping forward

Leaving my empty threads behind

I have empty socks

Lining my holey pockets

And my mouldy purse

Is loosely tied to my Easter bonnet

How am I going to fly?

Without costly wings

I’ve not even a jingle jangle

Of silver change

And my dream’s destination

Now seems out of range

But I don’t need to travel too far

To reach my Easter avatar

Ivor Steven (c) Easter 2020

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 

13 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Jingle Jangle for My Easter Bonnet, by Ivor Steven

    • Thank you Cindy … I’m trying … and I’m going ok … only one box of tissues so far … 🤗🌏💕

      I Tried
      After times of sorrow 
      Hope lives on,
      in tomorrow 
      So sings,
      my little sparrow

      All my mountains
      have been climbed 
      All my climbs
      had their falls and failures 
      Then ultimately
      I tried to reach my goal

      “Except that the goal
      Falls short of the reach” … Leonard Cohen, from his song ‘The Goal’

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      • All my love to you and everyone.. that was Carole’s way .. she loved everyone around her … and everyone who knew her, felt that overwhelming aura of love emanate from within .. haha .. her lovely smile lives on in the hearts of everyone who were fortunate enough to meet her .. her love was contagious and inspiring 💕❤️😍🥰💙


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