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Selected Poems of Steven Curtis Lance

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Jan 18, 2013, 4:08 pm


Happy Snappy



for Daffodil



Between snappier and snappiest
The Laughing Daffodil brings the best
Out of me into poetry no
Doubt about that to me as I know
Myself as it were as I know her
As she makes my poetry snappy

Though mad so glad that I do to see
The false from the true and we agree
When snappiest she is happiest
We like it when I make them snappy
Snappier snappiest then the rest
Is history Daffodil and me

She is the one who makes me happy



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Jan 15, 2013, 4:12 pm


Blue skies in your eyes
Daffodil I see
Gold sun in your hair
Wherever you are
You are everywhere
No matter how far
Away you may be
My eyes realize
You bloom here with me



----



Daffodil the sky in your eyes
The gold of heaven in your hair
Looking at you I realize
I too would be where you are there
No matter how far because where
You are my heart will be there too
Where matters of the heart unfold
My heart will always be with you

But you will also be with me
Within my heart unfolding free
Looking at you I realize
How you are with me everywhere
Now by the sky by which I see
Within the blue within the gold
You are the one as you will be
The gold of heaven in your hair
Daffodil the sky in your eyes







Jan 14, 2013, 10:06 pm


This



what I mean to you and you to me



In the middle of nowhere
But out at the edge of everything
Of time and space and whatever
Passes elsewhere for reality

There is a madman singing
Mad nursery rhymes of mine this way
Glad to be here and now today
After all anyway glad to be

Anywhere at all when there
Then here I am now everywhere
Having existed persistently
Persisting I exist I see

Though a madman glad to be bringing
From the middle of nowhere to
Out from the leading edge of you
A smile for awhile by way of me

From nowhere to anywhere
By way of us the unity
Of all after all now here we are
Having gone on and come this far

Chasing a star in the name of love
Nothing between us here but who
Mean everything now to me and you
This is the love we dream of

And this is our reality:
What I mean to you and you to me



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Jan 13, 2013, 6:37 pm


Reasonably



Diplomacy has served me well
Diplomatically through hell
When going back and forth and then
Going but getting through within
A reasonable period

Learning to keep my mouth shut
Smiling no matter what

Seasonable if very odd
Surviving though arriving late
Diplomatically through fate
And back as I go forth again
Reasonably seasonably

Trying to be
Reasonably



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Jan 12, 2013, 5:09 pm


Manifesto



I did not choose philosophy
It chose me by absurdity
When wondering I understood
Good and evil then saw how good
Could use a hand to understand
To be human is to be free
To mind what matters is to love

So with a sense of humor and
With all my love and my sense of
Absurdity of course I know
How there is hope now even though
Fear is what evil is and some
Would many be afraid become
Absurd less human even so

I am as human as can be
And fear should be afraid of me



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Jan 11, 2013, 5:41 pm


Inside of Me



for Daffodil



Maddened by a mixture of
Schizophrenia and love
Paranoid psychotic I
Live for love until I die

Through the gothic arch of my
Solar plexus I can feel
Through the soaring gates of bone
What is and what is not real

Through the unknown to the known
What is and is not to be
Through the gates of ivory
I know I am not alone

Through the gates the looking-glass
Down the rabbit-hole to pass
Through my breastplate chest of brass
To my heart inside of me

There the Laughing Daffodil
Blooms in me and always will



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Jan 10, 2013, 4:32 am


Intersection



for Daffodil



Belonging to ourselves we belong with each other as
We have always known and as time has
Shown having proved as we have moved through
Many places and faces and situations it was
You who proved my inspiration you who moved my heart to
Grow by knowing you to know me better than I would be

Above all loving me you proved to my heart it could be
Whole again seeing you alongside me as whole and free
As I once was to be again and see then that because
You were I felt like being too to be alongside you
Being understood felt good and I understood you too

We understand each other and belong alongside we
Who see across all time and space each other as we do
Alongside in our destiny the best of us to know
As we belong alongside all along the way we are
The intersection of a rising and a falling star
Who are alongside to belong and smile awhile then go
Wherever it is forever is seen only from afar

But never have I seen forever mean as much as this
Intersection of the rising and the falling like a kiss



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Jan 8, 2013, 3:28 pm


Here Comes Tomorrow



With more or less nothing we can do
To prevent the wheel from turning then
Learning we become accustomed to
Guessing wrong but guessing then again

Not necessarily a bad thing
Turning learning crashing and burning
This is just the thing of it the way
It is when yesterday turns today

When nothing is impossible and
Anything can happen as it does
So riding the wheel we understand
Today is not like yesterday was

Though tomorrow never comes we know
It is always coming even so
Around the wheel as around we go
But as we do this is my turn too

And I never want to turn away
It turns out to be enough for me
It can be tough but it is enough
Quite enough for a tough guy like me

Not so tough really just glad to be
Mad as I am in reality
Just tough enough to hold on and to
Gladly if madly be as I do

I who misunderstanding badly
Was misunderstood sadly am glad
For this turn around the wheel I had
Having learned a thing or two with you

So riding the wheel I understand
Having always wondered here somehow
Yesterday was nothing like today
Something like nothing now anyway

Sad would it be not to be glad now
As I am and here and now is how
I am having happened so to grow
Around the wheel as around we go

Again and again in it to win
By not falling off and holding on
Today now that yesterday is gone
Here comes tomorrow coming again



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Jan 4, 2013, 2:02 am


Because of You



long laugh the Daffodil



Rising together not falling apart
I was breaking down now I am breaking up
Getting down and getting it and waking up
Taking up the challenge shaking up
My world turned upside down along with the frown
I had worn since I was born somehow it seems

Until I started seeing my dreams
Come true and how it was because of you

Having lost my mind I lost my heart
To find it in you and finally to know
That though I die I live even so
Getting what I thank you for getting about
Me nor forgetting about me too
Remembering me when I forgot to be

Understanding my heart by your hand
Because it was you then who remembered me
Having wondered now to understand
I was breaking down now I am breaking out
Rising together and breaking through
Dancing without waiting for the music to start

With you who are yourself my dream of dreams
Come true and how it is now is because of you



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Jan 3, 2013, 10:18 pm


Love Found Me



for Daffodil



That having proven everything to everyone
I have nothing left to prove to anyone
Means as much to me as anything I have done

And that no one can take this away from me
Proves to me how I am supposed to be now
For such a time as this my kiss of destiny

But above all that I have found love somehow
Means everything to this my moment in the sun
And even more than everything that love found me



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Jan 3, 2013, 8:23 pm


Let it Be a Mystery



for Daffodil



I wonder but not insistently
Let it be a mystery to me
Persistently how I wonder now

Not a problem but a riddle how
Staring at stars from under the sky
When I understand then this is why

Enough to wonder enough to dream
Knowing stars are brighter than they seem
Wondering I understand that way

Stars sparking dark night into bright day
Not fading away nor out but in
No doubt about it so I begin

They only lose who refuse to win
They only fall who choose not to shine
The victory of the stars is mine

Not insistent but persistently
Though I end so I begin to be
Let it be a mystery to me



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Jan 3, 2013, 12:04 am


Three for the Road



I. How They Said



My children's parents had colorful grandmas
I would say the way one and the other one was
Eccentric egocentric problematic

Though with a sense of humor ever ready to
Stand in solidarity to steady who
Needed it leaning on the meaning in between

Up all night to be all right who took good care
Of us understood right by having been right there
Not for their didactic more dogmatic parts

That spark though the dark of their love of family
Now though they are dead lives how they said in our hearts



II. Honey Bee



Funny thing about us homo sapiens as we
Apes of an apian and dizzying industry
Get better by forgetting and by forgiving who
Evolve a bit revolving if only fitfully
And must do just because we are beings who must do:

We get busy for the money like the honey bee
Living paycheck to paycheck then checking back next week
Again but then again keeping busy so to speak
Always improving though never moving anywhere
But upward hypothetically into thin air

But to be a bee is but a metaphor for who
Find they are and mindful being find what they must do
With all their might do right to fight for if they must too
And they are us evolving if only fitfully
Dizzy for the money like the busy honey bee



III. Sun Song



Tan my tummy bronze my belly make me one with you O sun
Let December yet remember one who has not yet begun
Coming late but coming when becoming how I come to be

Let me live forgiving now come then O sun and shine on me
Let December yet remember one to get it nor forget
Ember inextinguishable spark my dark beyond regret

As dum spiro spero hopefully I breathe reality
Through my skin into within the universe inside of who
Never thought whatever brought forever now then how it does

Tested by myself self-bested overthinking as I do
When it seemed too simple then outsmarting myself as I was
Hard for me to see reality as it was just because

Warm my heart to be a part of you O sun at one with you
Get me up and shake me from the cold of my complacency
Take me make me one who has begun to be one who is free!



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Jan 1, 2013, 8:29 am


New Year's Day



The turning of the year beneath the wheel
Of time around the moon a thing as real
As anything that I have ever seen

I take it as a hopeful sign to mean
That as the wheel turns we are turning too
And learning a thing or two on the way

A chance to get it right this time at last
Revolving and evolving as we do
Turning and learning to forget the past

And turning toward each other not away
Returning to the new on New Year's Day



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Jan 1, 2013, 4:00 am


Midnight



Twenty-nine tonight
In the Fahrenheit
When the moon is full

Embracing my star
Although from afar
Then it feels wonderful

Together whether
Or not the weather
Knows although we are

Apart as it were
My heart is with her
Then again together



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Dec 30, 2012, 6:46 pm


December Songs



for Daffodil



Twenty-nine tonight
In the Fahrenheit



I. Paradox



Is it not a paradox
Not to have a pair of socks
To my name? All the same I
Am the one to blame if by
Not remembering to bring
A December offering
For my feet from the heat my
Retreat beat in September

And so I enter winter
Remembering December
As a socks-less paradox
Wary of January

Mindful what I left behind
Too crazy to remember
Fortunately nor to mind
Though once I had so many
When no pair of socks I see
Then left bereft of any
How the paradox is me
Now but I get by somehow

If paradoxically



II. Unfamiliar



I look unfamiliar when
Face to face with myself on Facebook
Looking back at how I look
Unfamiliar when without this beard
Then before me now again
Knowing who I see is me too though

Minty fresh that day John took
What up on my roof downtown looks proof
The familiar can look weird
When it can become no longer so
Can look unfamiliar then
In the time it took this beard to grow

But what you see though is me you know
Now before you then again
Needing new pictures but the strictures
Of the desert having left
Me alone and on my own bereft
Of you to take the pictures

Though in December remember me
Now in the only way how
We know as though it were destiny
The ecstasy of somehow
The best of the rest of you and me
When all we have then is now



III. Shooting Star



Moon bifurcated neatly in half
Cold stars over where the dusty dogses laugh
Dancing to keep warm for all I know
Rolling on the ground there putting on a show
And when I think of you from afar
Daffodil I see you then a shooting star

On my own alone my parents dead
My children now the adults instead
Of how love hurts to go I know
Somehow that they love me
Dusty dogses down below
Cold stars up above me

Let love remember me
Let love come December me
Laughing with the Daffodil again
If but from afar
Come December me till then
Like a shooting star



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Dec 26, 2012, 4:46 am


Honey Bee



Funny thing about us homo sapiens as we
Apes of an apian and dizzying industry
Get better by forgetting and by forgiving who
Evolve a bit revolving if only fitfully
And must do just because we are beings who must do:

We get busy for the money like the honey bee
Living paycheck to paycheck then checking back next week
Again but then again keeping busy so to speak
Always improving though never moving anywhere
But upward hypothetically into thin air

But to be a bee is but a metaphor for who
Find they are and mindful being find what they must do
With all their might do right to fight for if they must too
And they are us evolving if only fitfully
Dizzy for the money like the busy honey bee



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Dec 26, 2012, 2:09 am


Christmas Sunset



Dies Natalis Solis Invicti



Christmas sunset was spectacular
The moon big and round and above it one star
Like wise men saw long ago they say
In another desert far away when day
Came from night to light them on their way

One star shines on though the sun has gone
Where it goes and hides and rides the world around
It goes where one knows who has been there
Where it is darkest there the light will be found
Around and around to be found everywhere

To spark bright dawn from dark the light moves on
Rising to surprise like an answered prayer



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Dec 25, 2012, 10:22 pm


How They Said



My children's parents had colorful grandmas
I would say the way one and the other one was
Eccentric egocentric problematic

Though with a sense of humor ever ready to
Stand in solidarity to steady who
Needed it leaning on the meaning in between

Up all night to be all right who took good care
Of us understood right by having been right there
Not for their didactic more dogmatic parts

That spark though the dark of their love of family
Now though they are dead lives how they said in our hearts



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Dec 23, 2012, 11:32 pm


Dogs



I have no furniture
But Marisol her
Broad back as it were
A sort of sofa for
One who needs no more
Or I rest on Bowser
No matter to mind

And even if it did
Having left behind
Having gotten rid
Of what got rid of me

Having to have not
Having not to be free

I have got to be
Not the rest the best what
I came to be to find
What became of me

Where yesterday hid
What I know when I see
As reality
For tomorrow today
To be destiny
Then found there now somehow
I found how this way

Dogs are best to rest on
When the rest is gone



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Dec 22, 2012, 8:48 pm


Unfamiliar



I look unfamiliar when
Face to face with myself on Facebook
Looking back at how I look
Unfamiliar when without this beard
Then before me now again
Knowing who I see is me too though

Minty fresh that day Jon took
What up on my roof downtown looks proof
The familiar can look weird
When it can become no longer so
Can look unfamiliar then
In the time it took this beard to grow

But what you see though is me you know
Now before you then again
Needing new pictures but the strictures
Of the desert having left
Me alone and on my own bereft
Of you to take the pictures

Though in December remember me
Now in the only way how
We know as though it were destiny
The ecstasy of somehow
The best of the rest of you and me
When all we have then is now



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Dec 19, 2012, 8:18 pm


Winter



for Daffodil



Because how I was now seems to me not to be at all
Entering winter here after the fall
Survivor of it all I strive as I arrive today
To remember in December who I am come what may
At this late hour devouring now or never yet to see
What forever never let me whatever that might be

By heart or sheer foolhardiness my tardiness to flout
Engage my curiosity assuage my raging doubt
And try to figure out about how do I figure in
Entering winter from the outside in

So not resisting though insisting having come this far
To not go down without a fight I see how right they are
Who say live for today nor to delay or to begin
Evolving solving from the inside out
The riddle in the middle to make sense of it somehow
By love is how I enter winter now

Another dawn another eschaton has come and gone
And then another one so I go on



+Steven Curtis Lance



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Dec 19, 2012, 6:57 pm


Eschatonic



Another dawn
Another eschaton
Has come and gone
And then another one

So we go on



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Dec 18, 2012, 7:15 pm


Enough



Never mind the NRA
God gave me all I need
To be OK

Never mind the fear and greed
Of the overlords
Nor the inadequacy
Of their little swords

For my specificity
Is and was and will be
Enough for me



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Dec 15, 2012, 10:59 pm


There



"Would there could there should there be
Any hope of love for me?"

I wondered as I blundered along
Riddled by reality
Riddling my own
But now I see where
I am loved and I was wrong:

I was not alone
And you were there

Within the meaning in between
Here I am where you know what I mean



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Dec 15, 2012, 10:35 am


Between the Dark



Bedtime comes for some of us unready
Darkness falls but dark has come already
So in the dark on dark we may not see
Though darkness falls we are still who will be
Tomorrow when the sun comes up again
In spite of ourselves because we are we
The people sorely tried who loved and lost
All then for all when all is what it cost

In losing us for us winning to be
The rest of the best of us finally
Through the certainty of our uncertainty
We will be there in the stillness between
The dark and the dark in the spark where we mean
What for some has become eternity



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