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"You say you never heard of me? Well... I / Look from the bottom up (but see: bright sky!)"


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If I had become a learned lawyer
I might have amounted to something then
But I am just one of the never-were
Outside looking in at the might-have-been

If I had been a famous physician
I might have made a fine fortune that way
Or had I been a better musician
Everyone might have come to hear me play

I ended up a little-known poet
Who lives from day to day and hand to mouth
Nobody much (but at least I know it)

So if my fortunes ever headed south
It would make no difference at all to me
I would just muddle through as I do now
Small change: so how much smaller could it be?

And yet... I like my little life somehow
Under the radar anonymously
As a wanderer and a rambling man
Who slipped through a crack in society

Down at the bottom where it gets muddy
I do what I know as well as I can
But as well as you or anybody

You say you never heard of me? Well... I
Look from the bottom up (but see: bright sky!)

+Steven Curtis Lance



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Reviewed by Lew Duffey
Yes, and don't we all feel little known. Your day is coming.
God Bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
This truly is a beautiful poem.
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger
thanks for a nice write Steven. it does remind me of a poem from years ago , one line of which was: "'been down so long, it looks like up to me." The only comparison being the wording, muddy,and up. Mary
Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett
VERY NICE GOOD WORD FLOW
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This is gently assertive, Stevie. It speaks a great deal for the "little guy." Thank you for sharing this gift, my friend. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Well said and well meaning for all of us writers who do it for the love of the word Steve. Thank you.

Fee
Reviewed by Kenneth Seay
Good.
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