Throwback Friday, Beyond Pain, There is More, by Ivor Steven

Today’s poem was written in December 2018, I was in hospital at the time, and there seemed no end to my daily pain. Here I am presenting a revised version

Beyond Pain, There is More (a Revised Poem)

It’s eleven seventeen

I not not nineteen


Old warriors are bold

I will not be told


Today’s pain will heal

Life is not a race


Tired eyes are closing

I am not going fishing


Sands of time have been

I will not remain unseen


My feet are willing to travel

I am not covered in gravel

There is more

Ivor Steven (c) December 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 2 years, and writing poems for 19 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 

27 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Beyond Pain, There is More, by Ivor Steven

    • Thank you for reading and for your lovely comments Nancy. .. I’m back in bed again .. it seems the best way .. I do my back exercises.. a bit of reading .. 20mins max on the computer, but no blogging.. a bite to eat and then rest again … it’s now been 7 days and I’ve still a long way to go … 🤗🌏

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      • Sitting at the computer is back-breaking, literally! I also do my exercises on the bed; if I try to get down on the floor I will never get up again lol! All my writing and blogging is done on my MacBook. I have an adjustable laptop tray which is designed to elevate my Mac so I’m not bending my neck to read; everything is at eye level and it’s much more comfortable for me. My therapist recommended it. It’s good to get up and move around every 30 minutes or so, even if it’s for 5-10 minutes. It’s so easy to lose track of time while writing! Patience and time, Ivor. Patience and time. Be well! 💫

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      • Thank you for those handy hints Nancy… I have an iPad, which is ok, but mainly I use my desktop computer … I’m a terrible typer.. so I need the bigger keyboard .. I’ll have to investigate your tray idea 😉


    • Thanks Sue… 7.20pm Saturday and I’m back in bed already .. but it’s the best way to stay away from the computer… I’ve done exceptionally well.. averaging only three 20 sittings a day .. hopefully in 4 or 5 days I’ll be able to start writing again … I’m losing patience with this little iPone … again thank Sue for lovely encouragement ..🤗🌏💕

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    • Thanks Eugenia, I’m improving but it’s slow.. I’m afraid my writings are postponed until I’m well enough to sit at the computer … hopefully very soon .. I’ll have my self published version of “Tullawalla” to promote during the week .. 🤗🌏💕


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