Wearing your best vest Is not necessarily a truthful test A facade for a restless chest
Summer’s golden plains And stormy rains Erase winter stains
Starry, starry nights Shine on, shine on bright Please stay, please stay within sight
I feel the earth quake Fracturing tears off my soul Tremors from my heart
Hailstones, hard as nails Falling frozen razor blades Storm’s icy sharp balls
Ivor Steven was an Industrial Chemist, then a Plumber, now retired, and has been writing poetry for 19 years. He has had numerous poems published in anthologies and online magazines. He is an active member of the Geelong Writers Inc. (Australia), he is a team member/barista with the online magazine Go Dog Go Cafe (America), and a writer with the Coffee House Writers magazine (America). You can read more of his work on his blog – Ivor.Plumber/Poet. This is Ivor’s first feature on The Short of It.
Submissions are now closed but if you’d like to be featured on The Short of It in the future, click here for the submissions guidelines.