Throwback Friday, A Fairy Tale Misread, by Ivor Steven

I wrote this reflective poem in October 2018


A Fairy-tale Misread

I’m slowly climbing out of bed

Feeling like an empty wood-shed

There’s a fire within, unfed

Yesterday’s ashes smoulder inside my head

Remembering the day we were wed

The perfect couple they said

A fairy-tale, crystal, silver and golden thread

Our life was a rainbow, yellow, blue and red

Now I only dream of you instead

There you lay, among your ancestors beds

And I’m sorry, our fairy-tale was misread






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 

11 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, A Fairy Tale Misread, by Ivor Steven

    • Thank you Derrick … and my editor/publisher, Judy, wants me to do a glossy photo/poem book version of the ‘Perceptions’ booklet I did last Christmas .. I’ve been through this years poems today and there’s another 16 already to add .. she seems to think 40 would be a good number/size … without being too costly to print .. hopefully I can get the manuscript together before the end of September … and maybe have the book printed before Christmas

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  1. Aw. This brought some tears to my eyes.
    Even tho’ most of us love “happily ever after” endings…life doesn’t always work out that way.
    So we live each day to the fullest and be grateful for the good we’ve had. 🙂
    (((HUGS)))

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