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And Yes: When Broken Too
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"Learning when to listen especially"



And Yes: When Broken Too

Conventional society deserves
Its own company: it gets on my nerves

But I avoid it pretty well somehow
With nerves preserved and pickled from the pain
Of being unconventional all day
Some nerve preserved to go against the grain
And then (cross-granular and squared away)
Some pickled nerve reserved to come again

Experience picked and pickled preserves
A sense of perspective and saves the nerves

This back-and-forth dialectic of now
Is the wonder of our wandering walk
The passage and the process of it all
Learning when to listen and when to talk
Learning when to listen especially

But I hate to listen to the cocksure
Like when proselytizers come to call
A convention for which the only cure
Is when the cocksure get knocked down like me
Here where cocksureness never could endure
To be cheek-by-jowl with its destiny

Our hearts will speak someday when they speak to
Answer the questions we ask of ourselves
Nobody knows these questions like we do
And so our hearts answer straight from themselves
When spoken to (and yes: when broken too)

+Steven Curtis Lance



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Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 4/16/2008
Good Morning Steven,
Is The Cock Crowing This Morning? lol
I grew up on a farm, that is the first thing I thought of when I read this part:
"Is when the cocksure get knocked down like me
Here where cocksureness never could endure
To be cheek-by-jowl with its destiny"

Well If Not...Let This Chick wake up, and shake up the hen house!! LOL
Great Write, but nope can't say that I follow status-quo, Like You, I Also Dare To Be Differnet & Thats Not So Bad...so what if I get stared at Like I'm A retard-lol I figure if I am laughing I am feeding my soul & people who snub mme with their nose in the air.....
oh dear...did the weather man call for rain? ;)
Embrassť
Vickie

Have A ovin & Groovin & Fabulous Day STeven!!

Reviewed by Nicky Goodman 4/16/2008
tooo troooooooo, i'm listening xx



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