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by +Steven Curtis Lance

Monday, June 19, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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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 6/20/2006
Yes, and don't we all feel little known. Your day is coming.
God Bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 6/20/2006
This truly is a beautiful poem.
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger 6/19/2006
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 6/19/2006
VERY NICE GOOD WORD FLOW
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/19/2006
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 6/19/2006
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 6/19/2006
Good.



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