Throwback Friday, I’m A Dreamer, by Ivor Steven

Lately I have been reading the poems I wrote while I was hostpital 4 years ago, recovering from 2 strokes that had occured only 7 weeks apart. Needless to say, I was down and out, and looking back through my writings during those difficut months, I am both surprised and fascinated at how I was able cope and still managed to produce so many emotion pieces from the confines of my hospital bed. Todays poem “I’m A Dreamer”, as is my way, has been slightly revised.

I’m A Dreamer

I am here on a hospital bed, life’s not quite right

Today’s window, is out of sight

I sense that the sun did rise and the day is now alight

Answering the sky, I’m a dreamer of the night

Morning thoughts of the day ahead, within this quiet

I could be in the park, flying my orange kite

Under a cool verandah, riding my silver bike

On the surf beach, cleansing myself of this blight

Lying on warm sand, sunbathing my body beyond white

Reality strikes, I’m here waiting for the next test’s bite

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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

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 

16 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, I’m A Dreamer, by Ivor Steven

  1. It’s an interesting subject you bring up, Ivor. Just like everyone else, I’ve always had dreams. Some I remember, some I don’t. Some are frightening and some are so funny, I actually wake up up laughing. Since the first week of August 2022, I have dreamt every single night and I remember the dreams. I usually wake up in the middle of the night because of the dream; sometimes I can go back to sleep, other times I can’t. Do you have any idea how exhausting that can be? All I want is a peaceful night without dreams waking we up at crazy o’clock.

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