Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  andrea coltman, iDenise Richardson, iStan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski), iKalikiano Kalei, iMaryAngela Nangini, iJacob Taylor, iDietmar Rothe, i

  Home > Memoir > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

+Steven Curtis Lance

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 2,451 Titles
· 6,909 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

+Steven Curtis Lance, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
A Spiritual Journey, by Dr Audrey Coatesworth
by Audrey Coatesworth

This poetry book by Dr Audrey Coatesworth gives insight into the spirit world - and the poems describe many journeys, both actual and in metaphores into the realms beyond..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Lovely Little Liar
by Gloria Gay

Abigail Westcoate struggles to survive after being jilted at the altar and losing her income...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Memoir)
  1.  Wanderer
  2.  My True Confession
  3.  Email for My Sweet Love
  4.  Day Dreaming In The Snow
  5.  I'm Pressing On...I'm In His Hands
  6.  He was but Four...
  7.  Dearest Patti...
  8.  My red hot sexy baby...
  9.  The Dark Place
  10.  Campfire Tales
  11.  On a Balcony in Rome
  13.  I Love My Dog
  14.  Past Sea Isle City, NJ Memories...

by +Steven Curtis Lance

Friday, March 10, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by +Steven Curtis Lance
•  Diamond Stars
•  The Laughter of the Immortals
•  Real Time Roosters
•  Someones
•  Different
           >> View all 2,422

"The living bearing what the dead forgot"


You speculate on what survives within
This shuttered shattered sepulcher you see
Where the night does not end nor day begin
Where dappled in the twilight shadows play

Stained with the stinging unguent of abuse
Descending generations death and sin
In living death one soul still flickers there
No explanation given nor excuse

Too many things to tell so none to say
Tethered by taproot deeply dungeoned where
A crust once human to the dust gives way
Emily Dickinsonian recluse

You pass by on the sidewalk and know not
The tales these darkened windows weep tonight
Heavy debt a head-shaking attorney
The living bearing what the dead forgot

Birth-broken wings flap their futility
Futureless featureless backwards journey
Bright sunshine on all sides but here no light
There never was nor will there ever be

In rotting graciousness the grave lies deep
A black hole where the doomed and damned await
Dark ancestors scold from unquiet sleep
Unending grief inherited from fate

The ghost which haunts this haunted house is me

+Steven Curtis Lance

Copyright MMVI


Dancing Naked in a Haunted House
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/18/2006
These haunting verses draw the reader in; most effectively presented, Stevie. Thank you. Love, peace, and strength to you,

Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 3/11/2006
This reminds of that movie, Sixth Sense..... your words here show perception and understanding not of this world.... thank you for sharing....

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 3/11/2006
Wow...very deep poem. You dug the emotional mine well, dear cousin...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/11/2006
You have done a great job with this one!!!

Well done!!

Love tinka
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/11/2006
Masterfully written, haunting prose. Victims of abuse often feel they are ghostwalkers and keepers of family secrets that are buried with those before them. And oh the misery wraught, the waste of preciousness and the murder of innocence. The last line strikes the final punch. Powerful and dissettling, as well it should be. Brava!

Reviewed by Missy Cross 3/11/2006
Wonderful piece - what a twist!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/11/2006

This one is powerfully penned and haunts the mind...profoundly written. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/11/2006
Fantastic write Steve and one I can relate to so well as a kindred spirit and fellow poet who sometimes lingers too long on the dark side of the minds eye. Well done spectral write with just the right dose of reality tossed in.

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/11/2006
It is quiet, dark and very easy to calm the inner thoughts just now. Darkness, for me....quiets and eases me on down. It is the void where people sleep and spirits speak easier to be heard. It is the inner voice that capitulates the light.

You are a soul searcher...not just your own a conduir for yesterday. Your poems are haunting.

Very well gone verses .

Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/11/2006
It's odd how the dark of night seems to wake the turmoil within us, but I guess that's when the quiet takes hold, and our insides begin to quiver and argue with our fears.
This really is a profound tale of how we deal with it all.
The photo of the little boy gave me chills to begin with.
Excellent work!


Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.