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Selected Poems of Steven Curtis Lance

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Sep 11, 2014, 11:40 pm


There is no sin within your skin
Original or otherwise
Illuminated from within
You see through me with open eyes
To where I am and you are too
When open eyes meet by surprise

And here is there and now is then
In Eden there I am with you
Where you are with me then again
For always and for everywhere
For here is where and now is when
In Eden you are with me there

No snake and no mistake
The apple ours to take

Steven Curtis Lance

Sep 8, 2014, 9:44 pm

Two Score Johnnylie

Two score before and may you be more
You have never been forty before
Though I have so let me tell you this
Life one score or four is like a kiss
An improbable insistent spark
Of being seeing across the dark

Being here seeing now as we do
I am glad to be alongside you
Having been two score before you for
A score and ready at three to soar
I reckon you do and beckon to
You to soar with me your two score too

Though I have so let me tell you this
Life one score or four is like a kiss

Steven Curtis Lance

Sep 8, 2014, 3:18 am


I am a lunatic transfixed and gazing fixedly
At the moon and soon I see it fix its gaze on me
And so we two are one we who out shining in the night
Alone we thought unknown today by the same sunlight
Danced two as one together though who did not know it then
By the sun the moon and I dance two as one again

I am a lunatic at last and past the point of
No return soon no doubt to learn from the moon about love
And light out shining in the night out about and right
With darkness all around us when we found us shining bright
When everything was wrong but light is strong even when
We wane and disappear who wax then to appear again

Steven Curtis Lance

Sep 5, 2014, 8:49 pm


All I ever wanted to be
Was happy ever after and free
To be me albeit in fall

Whenever better late than never
Here and now will be forever
Enough for me then that this is when

I will be and be me again
Be happy ever after and free
All I ever wanted to be

To be free albeit in fall
All I ever wanted after all

Steven Curtis Lance

Sep 3, 2014, 10:52 pm


The sun of Yucca Valley is encouraging
After Santa Ana was discouraging
And now I am a man with a tan and a plan
To remain in this oasis encouraged
Never go back to where I had been discouraged
Again now but remain forever here in
Paradise to stay in this desert hideaway
That is what they say it is and I say I agree

What does freedom look like? Something like this

A paranoid schizophrenic unafraid
In spite of myself of the progress I have made
Ready for something or anything somehow
More than a hundred miles from Santa Ana now
And when the desert clouds crowd around me then
I feel like the universe has found me again
Wondering under the Milky Way I know
Sun moon and stars will follow me wherever I go

And what does freedom feel like? Something like a kiss

Somehow sent away by serendipity
Shown to my own Lancean specificity
Encouraged to be writing from Paradise
After having been discouraged once maybe twice
Or more less encouraging places before
With jackrabbits and Joshua Trees all around
Encouragingly lost in Paradise found
That is what I say it is and it agrees with me

After Santa Ana was discouraging
The sun of Yucca Valley is encouraging

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 25, 2014, 10:13 pm

The Rest of Me

The hours pass like the flowers of grass
The sun up and down as I wait now
For a better day to come along

The persuasion of the occasion
Rises to my eyes who see them pass
Trusting myself that I must be strong
Enough to make it to then somehow

Having waned I wax now like the moon
To my fullness and by hope is how
I know my life will get better soon

Remembering me lest I forget
Through the shit of the situation
The detritus of disappointment
To rise and soar is what I am for

Not finished rising and soaring yet
The rest of me is the best of me
And so I will rise and soar some more

Being me unconditionally
Myself and I have an appointment
With me now to be the rest of me
Being completely seeing me free

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 24, 2014, 7:22 am

Lonely Eyes

I have been down and out no doubt about
It but up and about I have found out
Being a mystery beyond the known
Is good all except for being alone

If I could I would share reality
As far as only lonely eyes can see

To be understood and to understand
Is the best thing in the world to me and
I look for it and find it when I can
A misunderstood understanding man

Just looking for a little company
As far as only lonely eyes can see

Though I have met a few so maybe you
For all I know or you may be the who
By understanding to be understood
And that would be good to be if we could

There must be someone to understand me
As far as only lonely eyes can see

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 23, 2014, 2:18 pm


She remembered me until she forgot
Changed before to after and it was strange
When it was still now until it was then
But that was then and this is now today

I will never understand what I did
Or what she did that she had to get rid
Of me but she did and now I am gone
After all then and so now I move on

She said she loved me but then she did not
Does not anymore so I rearrange
Myself now that this not happen again
She never understood me anyway

She forgot me but I remember who
I am but then again you always knew
Now I do too I am thankful to you
After all then and so now we move on

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 20, 2014, 9:43 am

Bus to Fabulous

Well I fell and I went through hell
Though did not go to so got through
To tell about it out this side
Satisfied to have left my pride
Back there I find with my lost mind
Back where my lack became my gain
When in the crucible the dross
Of me was burned then by the loss

Becoming mindful through the pain
By changing and exchanging then
For now so now then could begin
Vanity for humanity
Reason and the reality
The me of you and you of me
As you and me as us make we
Of you and me as we make us

As though through hell we fell so well
We take the bus to fabulous

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 18, 2014, 6:14 pm

My Mother's Kiss

My mother's death was my induction
Into death as my introduction
To mortality's reality
When the pain of being orphaned then
In the rain was what I felt again
And again no matter how fast I ran

My grandmother's death turned out to be
Catalytic of catastrophe
When it all went wrong then on so long
How I survived now and have arrived
Here is fearfully unclear to me
Though here I am doing the best I can

But supposing there is a reason
I have chosen my winter season
To story the days of my glory
The any of days that are many
To be being free by poetry
Because the child within outgrew the man

Though I am an orphan I have this
Another form of my mother's kiss

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 15, 2014, 5:02 pm

Always Free

Though their time comes ticking some keep sticking to their
Sadness their madness everywhere

Some of whom I see do not seem to want to be
Happy like I do anyway
But alongside as we are traveling so far
I see them falling and I say
Why not try your wings by new and different things?

Living giving forgiving too
And if it works for me I say it may for you

Asking as life tasks us this way
About our possibilities beyond our doubt
What we are dying to find out
But those afraid to try in their dubiety
Fall through the darkness like a star

If we fall and lose it all what we have to do
Is have to be no matter what

Time to believe in us relieve the ennui they
Defensively live fearfully
Why not let it all go? By falling so to know
Who we are before we are not
How I remember now what I never forgot

When we lose it all then we see
With nothing left to stop us we were always free

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 14, 2014, 6:47 pm


Standing at the crossroads of MacArthur and Main
Being who I am seeing me do what I do
Having been before here I am once more again
Having been a wanderer having wondered here
How having lost everything I never lost my way

Waiting for the light to change fated to go on
Living through the sunshine forgiving through the rain
Going on by love knowing no one grows by fear
One who going knows growing into now from then
Having learned the hard way I am on my way today

Waiting for the light to change I am changing too
So I will go on going until I am gone

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 9, 2014, 5:48 am

For the Best

The reader can see within my poetry
My rapid-cycling bipolarity
But whether up or down I am challenged by
The challenge of living before I die
Getting through by what I do

As hanging on and hoping for the best I
Write it up or down as the case may be
Living up or down to my reality
Glad not to be alone along the way
Glad to be along with you

Sad sometimes mad all the time from day to day
Though I am so I am as you can see
Glad above all for the love of you and me
Challenged by love to live before we die
Here you are as I am too

For the best forget the rest I
Live my up or down by love as why

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 6, 2014, 9:16 am

Beer Run at One-Fifty-One

The beer is locked up from two until six
So those who want some more have to wait betwixt
Go after or before there to the store
When adventure mingles with haste in the mix

Where the cold case is locked up then in case
You want some so bad you rob the place

If I walk fast I could get there at the last
Minute get in and get out in a flash
Not use my debit card maybe pay by cash
Pleasantly presently as in the past

As I have before after all and once more
Not between but after and before

But I can wait and it is getting late
Though not yet late enough to be early then
So I can wait for tomorrow again
Because the betwixt hours are rigidly fixed

Then again now is when I get this done
On a beer run at one-fifty-one

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 4, 2014, 1:23 pm


Seeing the sunrise is good for my eyes
My heart and all the rest of me
Making me realize to my surprise
Though I have been so I would be
Being have lived and loved but would some more

That is what the sunrise is for
I suppose when my heart knows this is true
To not forget get up then get
Through my eyes to all the rest of me too
That what this is is this is it

There is no past nor future presently
The sunrise looks like opportunity

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 4, 2014, 8:24 am


She was too beautiful to die
But she did anyway and I
Will never understand at all
But in the hard rain of the fall
It was though none could tell me why
That she went on and so she is gone

And in November on that day
I felt like I was orphaned then
But I know now she still is when
I think of her then as we were
And I feel that hard rain again
The pain again of my losing her

But I remember anyway
My forget-me-not so far away

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 4, 2014, 12:27 am

In Humankind

for Shy

Across the sea across the sky
Is a woman I call Shy
Come to me from the Philippines

And she likes me and that means
A lot to me and makes me feel
Like I am like I am real

Though she is there in Singapore
She is here now more and more
Is in my heart and on my mind

So far around the world she
Is my tomorrow come for me
By today in humankind

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 2, 2014, 11:18 pm

Going Free

Instead of complaining
Since what good would that do
Instead of explaining
Since I do not have to
I mean the remaining
Days of my life to be
My days of thanksgiving

The going free of me
By living forgiving
My going free to see
What it means to be how
To grow as I go then
By the love I live now
Who live to love again

Steven Curtis Lance

Aug 2, 2014, 12:40 am

Free to See the Love

Some are hateful
I want to be grateful
Some are spiteful
I want to be delightful
Be delightedly

I want my attitude to be
Gratitude and to be free
To see the love within it all
In and of humanity
To be great though I am small

And I will be all right
Love will be my light

Steven Curtis Lance

Jul 31, 2014, 5:18 am

Now or Never

for Shy

Always tomorrow in Singapore
Shy could tell me how it was before
It is I suppose maybe she knows

If she does she could tell me because
Speaking through Skype to the other side
Today learns how tomorrow turns out

When we meet there across the divide
That would be something to talk about
Today about how tomorrow goes

When it would be now then how it was
Before it is presently would be
Always since now is eternity

And so we are forever
Since it is now or never

Steven Curtis Lance

Jul 30, 2014, 6:37 am


for Shy

I like strong women in general
And one in particular
An angel but not ephemeral
My Guardian as it were
A strong woman who knows me I know
And I know she knows Taekwondo

She reminds me look up at the sky
Instead of down at the ground
Led to the blue from the dead I do
See her shining all around
My question why then answered thereby
When there she is: my buddy Shy

Steven Curtis Lance

Jul 26, 2014, 11:22 pm


Change is what does not
The only thing I know
That does not because
By growing as I go
Now I know I see
How I change into me

Change is why and what
And how I know I grow
So I live and let
Live in its constancy

I remember now
How I have grown and how
Change is what it was
Because of what it does
Not to not forget
To keep the change I get

In my humankind
I rearrange and find
By changing my mind
I change reality

Familiar now though once so strange
The only constancy is change

Steven Curtis Lance

Jul 26, 2014, 9:29 pm

Dreaming My Reality

for Shy

Here I am alive now living in the groove of love
Living my thanksgiving moving on as living proof of
The truth where there is life is hope not giving up yet

To live it up not down nor give up but for what regret
Renounced already I announce that I am ready
To remember through November my December as I
Want to live and love above it all before I die

Hanging on and hoping for the best to hold steady
Come through the storm of all the rest as one to calm the sea
Seeing clear and being here and now free as the sky

I would stop at nothing dreaming my reality
Nor should you for I hope you are who could dream with me

Steven Curtis Lance

Jul 26, 2014, 1:34 am


for Shy

Your name is Shy but you are not
For you are brave no matter what
No matter how it may seem now

For I have seen and I have such
Respect for you who do so much
For love above yourself and all
And that Shy is what made me fall
In love with you as I recall

For now is when we find out how
To do what we are meant to do
To be who we are meant to be

And I would like to be with you
And like you Shy to be with me

Steven Curtis Lance

Jul 24, 2014, 1:34 am


for Shy

There are not many stars here
At far as I could see
So even though it is clear
I could only count three
But you Shy are a star to me
By which I see the night
Illuminated by your light

You are far away but
I love you no matter what
If crazily somehow
For always is for now
And here you are Shy shining clear
So far away so near
To me as it is clear to me

This is something that we hear about
When our magic overcomes our doubt

Steven Curtis Lance


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