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Testament of Succession
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Friday, January 27, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"Born of the water which powers the mill"

Testament of Succession

The one who lifts me from obscurity
Is now the son who once was named for me

The name my mother gave me is rising
Floating to the sun from the ocean floor
As life triumphs at the last surprising
Death and chasing it away from this door
A dusk a dawn and then the noon shall see
The wheel turn for a generation more

My son remember one who loved you so
And break the surface of the sea to soar
Go tell the world that secret we both know
Gift of my mother given once before
With you as with me wherever you go
Witness my hand and understand my will

The one who lifts me from obscurity
Born of the water which powers the mill
Is now the son who once was named for me
The wheel my mother turned is turning still

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/28/2006
I have a son too and I love the way you did this, Stevie. It is a beautiful gift. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/28/2006
Absolutely most outstanding piece Stevie..thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 1/27/2006
'The wheel keeps on turning'. Very good!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/27/2006
Yes succession is such big part of the human soul and without it we are as the animals mindless and souless and when the end comes so much sand in the wind.


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