Throwback Friday, Astronauts to the Rescue, by Ivor Steven

Today’s poem is one I wrote back in November/December 2019, at a time when bushfires were raging across vast areas in every Australian State …



Astronauts to the Resue


The night sky’s hazily stark

Black space debris fills the dark

No bright street globes are in sight

What happened to the starry, starry night?

No faerie lights, nor sparkle dust

Only smoky charring of the earth’s crust


Rescuing astronauts were sent into the atmosphere

They were last seen drifting pass Jupiter


Will they ever stop fighting the desert crusades?

Modern lifeguards are still lying about those charades

Of ravaging the forests, and sinking refugee boats

While Negroes from the Ivory Coast are only eating burnt toast






Ivor Steven (c) Nov/Dec 2019

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 

5 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Astronauts to the Rescue, by Ivor Steven

    • Thank you Cheryl … a poem I wrote at the Box Office Cafe, inspired by the ‘Astronaut’ artwork, which is a mural at the cafe … and the skies above were a dark orange smoky haze from the raging bushfires … they were tragic and emotional times …. and now with the raging Ukraine war … tragic and emotion times are with us again .. 🌏😍🤗

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