Throwback Friday, Hope After Babylon, by Ivor Steven

I am proud to present another poem from my book “Tullawalla”, Hope After Babylon, which I originally wrote on August 29th 2019.

Hope After Babylon (Tullawalla, page 146)

Distant love is a hidden pain

Caught in the shadows of moonlit rain

I walked away yesterday

And I sing in harmony today

Beyond the blue horizon line

Loyally, in due time

I shall touch the unreachable

And find my star’s cable

We the desolate, keep hanging on

There has always been hope after Babylon

Then we must let go to stop the bleed

Allow a next dancer to take the lead

Honesty in true love is hard to find

The truth of love is like a gold-mine

I’ve stayed in silence for many years

Eventually, my silence grew wings made of tears

And soared above my fears

True love under the stars

Remains in my memoirs

Tullawalla is Available From;

Jaymah Press:

Ivor Steven: email,

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’

Perceptions is Now Available via:

Jaymah Press:

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OR: email me directly for a signed copy –

Ivor Steven (c) August 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 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 

11 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Hope After Babylon, by Ivor Steven

  1. It’s, never easy, to heal, and, we want to, hang on tight, to the hurt, to not heal, because we want to, remember the hurt, so, we don’t, get hurt again, but, eventually, we learn to, forgive our selves, for being, vulnerable and young, and, we are, ready, to accept a, brand new, love that’s, right, and made for us.

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