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As the Calendar Speaks Epiphany
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"Only the deckchairs have been rearranged"


As the Calendar Speaks Epiphany

In the midst of life it appears to me
Now as I see through its ice-brittle heart
This culture is consumed with cruelty
Though I celebrate the exceptions I
Fear they only prove the rule as I try
To find the light but find to my despair
Searching for truth as the deceptions fly
That it most often is simply not there
If it ever existed anywhere
As the calendar speaks epiphany

Though we have always felt ourselves so smart
It was our hopeful misfortune to be
Naive to believe those who would deceive
Through a propagandistic history
Which justifies hate in disguise through lies
Of glory and manifest destiny
Though we have always held ourselves apart
We were fools in the best schools we were tools
Of a tyrannical oligarchy
Which ran a scam they called democracy

And all through history little has changed
They have always been greedy and grasping
Only the deckchairs have been rearranged
Deep is the cold sea shallow the glory
As we slide to sink freezing and gasping
Caught in a net caught up in the story
Left by manifest destiny to die
In the midst of life it appears to me
Wondering under a star-spangled sky
As the calendar speaks epiphany

+Steven Curtis Lance



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/13/2006
"And all through history little has changed
They have always been greedy and grasping
Only the deckchairs have been rearranged"

This is indeed the sad truth of it all, Steve. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 1/12/2006
Democracy is a political game that politicians play, giving us a false sense of security that we are free. There is nothing free, anywhere, because there is always a price that has to be paid. Whether with our freedoms, such as being told who we can marry, and who we can't, by legislative acts, or by wars, killing our our young men and women for no other reason that flexingt our might, against those who would challange us. I believe in freedom, I believe we should all repsect one another, and I believe that since this such a small planet to begin with, we should all get along. Politics should not play into the freedoms of anyone, anywhere. Thnx for sharing dear, brother. May the Lord Jesus blwess you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, maybe too stubborn for my own good, joy to the world, peace on earth, & (((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your still very sad and very terrified little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer 1/10/2006
Dearest Steve
This is sadly true! Very well penned and said!
'This culture is consumed with cruelty'
'Searching for truth as the deceptions fly'
'Though we have always felt ourselves so smart
It was our hopeful misfortune to be
Naive to believe those who would deceive
Through a propagandistic history
Which justifies hate in disguise through lies'
'Which ran a scam they called democracy'
'And all through history little has changed
They have always been greedy and grasping
Only the deckchairs have been rearranged'
This needs to be said, as you have said it! Bravo to you!!
Love & Freedom Suzie xox :-)
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 1/10/2006
Life penned well
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 1/10/2006
Very appropriate picture for the poem. While growing up, I had one grandmother tell me 'trust no one', while the grandmother on my mother's side said 'you can trust a person until they give you reason not to.' I've learned that you have to pick a spot in between...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/10/2006
Ditto Felix!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/10/2006
Pure in depth reflections on what life and the universe have in store for you. YOu always manage to look in the right places when you need answers Steve and then so willingly and wonderfully share them with the rest of us. Well done my friend.

Felix



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