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Before the Tide of Time Bears Me Away
by +Steven Curtis Lance
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
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"It would be so nice to brighten things up / To read my poems entertainingly / On the street corner and have a tin cup / So passersby could leave quarters for me"


Before the Tide of Time Bears Me Away

I wish I had more money and more time
So I could give away a thousand books
And I wish I were funny in my rhyme
Each time to bring a thousand faces looks
Of delight to bring light into this gloom
Which hangs like stale smoke in a dark barroom

It would be so nice to brighten things up
To read my poems entertainingly
On the street corner and have a tin cup
So passersby could leave quarters for me
I find I cannot always be funny
Just as the sky is not always sunny

But I know I would if only I could
Prevented as I am as you can see
As black and white give way to shades of grey
For me as for you some bad and some good
Some laughter and some tears in my brief day
Before the tide of time bears me away

Still using such means as I have I strive
To make the most of my being alive
Life is good and I would be understood
As someone who tries to make it better
Embracing the spirit by the letter
Fighting the bad while embracing the good
Every day in shades of grey I would be
The best I can be one man being free

+Steven Curtis Lance



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Reviewed by June Thompson
I wait for the tide
Day and night
Nothing do I hide
As is my rite
At least for the moment
At least for the time
For I am spent
Tired of rhyme
I wish it would call me
On some dismal days
But ah tis only me
Who can burn in those suns rays
I have to look up myself
I have taken the path already
I've sat upon the shelf
And I guess I just wasn't ready
Here I am forever to stay
No matter what happens to me
They just have this way
Of reminding me that I am Free

Damn Will
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Nice thoughts, Stevie. If indeed... Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Wonderful pic and a fantastic write as ever from you my friend....BHUWAN!!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Beautiful reflection of being you....and I can only say Yes I understand your feelings, emotions and can relate with it all!!

Have a great day poet...your pen is powerful!!

Love Tinka

Ps; Very nice picture of the man behind these words!!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
This photo is a good one of yours.

You can also sing a song with your poems. Heehee! Good write!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Yes Steve I can see that being the case and maybe I'll end up joining you with my guitar in hand and a song on my lips we could make enough to pay for lunch lol. Great story here.

Felix
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
I find I cannot always be funny
Just as the sky is not always sunny <------ nice touch Steve- it's True! To help others to stop and think, is a good thing. Helps in their growth on their knowledge-This poem is Saddddddd but, FAR well Understood! :) YOu on a Street cornier smiling at ever passerby- I can see it now.. and you WOULD make a bundle- w/ a horse throat and all-YOUr sweet kindness shows through LOUD and Clear! Hope your day was a sweet one- WArm HuGs2U-Lady, SheeeOX P.s. YOur pict. is a nice touch- Handsome and kind- YOU look like a Gentle Soul filled with Wisdom- Sweet Dreamszzzzz-
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