Water-logged Boots – Ivor Steven

Yes, I am small in this overburdened world

But I flutter freely when unfurled

I could be a family picture collage

Or a tiny squirrel amongst the foliage

On his journey, of ups and downs

Collecting and storing his acorn crowns

The trick is to enjoy the ups

While the floodgates are shut

Sometimes, I did nearly drown

Other times, I floated upside down

During the many seasonal rains

I wondered, if I’d every swim again

So then, I pretended to write a biblical book

Ignorantly thinking no-one would ever look

Afterwards, I thought I could walk on water

Then my boots became water-logged

And if you need to walk a mile in my shoes

You’ll have to learn how to swim, and sing the blues


http://ivors20.wordpress.com/

Ivor is a part-time plumber, former Industrial Chemist, and now a serious writer of poetry. He has had numerous poems (not books) published, in on-line magazines. He is an active member of the Geelong Writers Inc.

11 thoughts on “Water-logged Boots – Ivor Steven

  1. Thank you to FREE VERSE REVOLUTION for publishing my poem here on your fabulous site, I appreciate your wonderful support and encouragement. And thank you Kristiani for your generosity and kindness, this means a lot to me, in the big world of poetry, 🌍💙🗺️🤗

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