A Chalice of Champagne, by Ivor Steven

A Chalice of Champagne
by Ivor Steven

Once upon a time
In the days of rhyme
When learning to climb
I saw my neon sign
Slowly die by design

An angel’s teardrop fell
Ringing the church bell
And filling my empty well
From the tower of song, I wanted to yell
But life doesn’t let you dwell

During the monsoon rains
I trekked over flooded plains
Avoiding delta swamps of pain
Scaling the same old mountain again
Searching for that chalice of champagne

Ivor Steven was formerly an Industrial Chemist, then a Plumber, and has been writing poetry for 19 years. He has had numerous poems published in on-line magazines. He is an active member of the Geelong Writers Inc.(Australia), and is a team member/barista with the on-line magazine Go Dog Go Cafe (America).

4 thoughts on “A Chalice of Champagne, by Ivor Steven

  1. Thank you ‘Red Wolf Journal’ and the editor Irene, for publishing my poem in your magazine, and I’m ecstatic with kind consideration of my “Journeying” piece….

  2. Reblogged this on Ivor.Plumber/Poet and commented:
    My poem “A Chalice of Champagne”, is up ‘Red Wolf Journal’ and thank you to the editor, Irene, for publishing my poem in your magazine, and I’m ecstatic with their kind consideration of my “Journeying” piece….

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