Throwback Friday, Odds and Ends – The Ancient Tree, by Ivor Steven

There’s plenty of curiosity in these “odds and ends” pieces of poetry that I have compiled in my files, and this one I put together in January 2019. They were “verse comments” that I had made to some of my WordPress readers, about their posts at the time. I’ve not written one these for a while, and I’ve enough of my comments stored in my NoteBook file to fill “War And Peace!!” Thank you to all of my dear readers who comment on my writings, I am forever grateful, and you all continue to inspire me to write these short poetry pieces about your marvelous articles and poems.

Odds and Ends, The Ancient Tree


Oh, time and time again

we wish for time to slow down

preserve our time in the sun and rain

and under stars, where lover’s caresses are crowned


The ancient tree of life shades our peace

Please continue to be our living centrepiece


“Don’t Ask Me Why”

Because I don’t know why,

There’s a red and blue sky


Do bats fly

Pigs eat in a sty

And politicians lie


We all have a dark side

Like the moon’s other side

There to be explored

Or left behind on the blackboard


Alive or half dead, we’re the prey of vultures

Poised like loaded guns in a holster

Waiting to strike the poor and innocent

And even the unwilling ignorant

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Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

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 

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