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Shrinking Violet
by +Steven Curtis Lance
Friday, July 29, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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"As I make amends / With mortality"


Shrinking Violet

 

I have grown too small

For these clothes which fall

Freely from this frame

Which still bears my name

But which got stripped down

In a lonesome town

Purified through pain

Never found again

Just what you see here

What is left of me

 

Small sharp and severe

Respiring just so

My children can be

Not bereft of me

I live as I can

If transparently

A visible man

Shrinking visibly

I have a few friends

Who telephone me

 

As I make amends

With mortality

I usually hide

But if I go out

Escape from inside

Two legs and one chance

Kind young people shout

"Hello Mr. Lance!"

The older ones know

A little more fate

So they smile and wait

To see me below

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Powerfully thought-provoking and not very happy but with a glimmer of "let's keep it going." Thankk you, Stevie. Many will relate. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
Spooky and mysterious here Steve- I love how the kids call you Mr.Lance.. how sweet is that- Have a better day my friend~! WArm HuGs2U-Lady,Sheee
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Yip I agree with Felix here!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Deep and brooding mood set by this poem but still with a glimmer of hope as seen through the eyes of children. Deep but not troubling.

Felix
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