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Rainbow
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Saturday, June 10, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"For me a functional answer / As well as a working question"


Rainbow

The more I know the less I know
I am no prophet nor do I
Hear voices of the dead below
Or angels speaking from the sky
A mere and modest Lutheran
Not active in the ministry
A quiet vegetarian
Teetotaling and scholarly
I scarcely understand what you
The living have to say to me

I hold some things as false some true
Have known sweet joy and bitter grief
Stubbornly clinging to belief
In providential destiny
For me a functional answer
As well as a working question

Along with all humanity
My birthright includes the cancer
We give the name mortality
And yet it is my suggestion
That this arc of the human span
Our rising falling trajectory
What Shakespeare called the ages of man
Is as beautiful as a rainbow
Which we might as well ride all we can
As the more we know the less we know

+Steven Curtis Lance



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/11/2006
Yes. So very true, my friend. Thank you for sharing your wisdom via your verses, Stevie. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 6/11/2006
Very true words...
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/10/2006
Remarkable write Steve using all the natural natures of the world to expand our thoughts about man and what the world gives to us. Well done my friend.

FEe
Reviewed by A. Santo 6/10/2006
Inquiring minds want to know and living life is really the only way to find the answers. Experience is everything in this world. And an open mind will open more doors to explore. Just keep chasing those magical rainbows and enjoy the journies. :)
Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/10/2006
And the more questions we think we've answered, the more are created. At least that's my predicament. Enough to give anyone a headache! What a beautiful sentiment, Stephen. Riding it, that's the key. How can we learn if we don't ride? But beyond that, how can we find joy?

Lin



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