Ivor Steven: Lily and a Lizard of Wizardry

Written By Ivor Steven


My loving dog Lily, died last week.
And I broken heartedly buried her deep.
Beneath her favourite sunny spot.
In the middle of our warm courtyard plot.

Then today, on top of her grave.
Sitting, staring at me so brave.
Lazily sunbaking, a big Blue-tongued Lizard.
His pointy tail twirling like a wizard.

The lizard laid near our orchids, like our Lily.
He squinted as I moved towards him stealthily.
But he shook his sleek head in fright.
And raced fish-swift out of sight.

Whimsically I wonder, is he !
A reincarnation of our little Lily.
Not that I really believe.
And what would you believe.
Could Lily be a Lizard of Wizardry.
Or her living spirit, now named Lizzy.

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15 Comments on Ivor Steven: Lily and a Lizard of Wizardry

  1. You couldn’t make that up even if you wanted to
    So sorry to hear about lily
    My dog name is lily also

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Such an amazing story! Perhaps Lily is now Lizzie. They say that fact is stranger than fiction. Fascinating poem, Ivor. β„οΈπŸ’πŸ’«

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  3. I believe Lizzy is Lily. I believe in Ivor. πŸ˜ƒ

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thanks to all at SMM, your presentation and artwork for my poem is absolute wizardry … I’m sure Lily/Lizzy, would be extremely pleased…

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  5. Reblogged this on Ivor.Plumber/Poet and commented:
    A sincere thanks to the Slasher Monster Magazine team, for publishing my poem, and for their wondrous presentation and the wizardry artwork, I’m sure Lily/lizzy would be magically pleased.

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  6. Such a Lovely poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. So very sorry to hear about Lily. Could it be that these two knew each other when Lily was alive?

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  8. I’m sorry about Lily 😦 , but I believe in reincarnation for sure! πŸ™‚

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