Throwback Friday, Finality, A Night To Remember, by Ivor Steven.

Late night I attended the ‘lowercase’ Open Mic event, at the Analogue Academy, which for the past 10 years has been a cultural “home” for the young artistic generatation in the Geelong area. Sadly the Analogue Academy is closing down very soon and will sorely missed by all concerned. Appropriately I recited my poem “Finality”, a piece I wrote for a lowercase open mic night 4 years ago.

Please Note: The Photos attached were taken by “Me” from the stage/platform, just before I began to recite my poem, and everyone smiled for their fabulous group photos … and as you can see, the venue was reasonably small and the happy gathering filled every square inch available

Finality (Revised)

Lowercase: Thursday April 11th 2019

Theme: Shadow Of Doubt

Venue: Workers Club

We will all travel, life’s journey

There’s reality in the end, a concluding count down

Finality occurs, not a shadow of doubt

Sooner or later, we must retire, and work no more

Old tools are laid to rest, among the spider webs

There is a time, when we have to say goodbye

To that special one’s, sad crying eyes

Suddenly we are propelled past our friends lives

The people we knew, dwindle to a few

And beyond the lies, earth rises and dies

We the custodians, failed to see overcast skies

Our belief’s shriveled, inside religious sleeves

The jealous and greedy, are yet to eat their last supper

I hope tomorrow’s future, is better than today’s veiled ways

And yesterday’s trials, become the healing castle’s final say

Special Announcement:

Ivor’s Book Launch for “Perceptions”

When: Sunday 16th April 3.30pm

Venue: “Box Office Cafe”

Preston St, Geelong West

Tullawalla is Available From

Jaymah Press:

Ivor Steven: email,

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’

Perceptions is Now Available via:


Jaymah Press:

Lulu Books:

OR: email me directly for a signed copy –

Ivor Steven (c) March 2023

15 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Finality, A Night To Remember, by Ivor Steven.

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