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Careful for Nothing
by +Steven Curtis Lance
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
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"Feeling a part of the whole part to part"


Careful for Nothing

Philippians 4:6 (KJV)

He was a careful man
A man with a plan
Who never lost face
In spite of spectacular rises and falls
Never if he could help it anyway

Because of his painstaking
And his planmaking
He threaded with grace
The needle's eye right through reality's walls
To be able to write to you today

And to say

We might as well be careful if we can
There are accidents enough heaven knows
Even for a careful man with a plan

Who has to take what comes but likes to see
It coming by peeking at destiny
At least to see it going as it goes

Who might have even learned a thing or two
Like being careful and writing to you
And who has learned there is no mistaking
From which he has not emerged better than
He was before if a more careful man
Painstaking if no longer planmaking

Who learned here it is and to let it be

Though he is old and sad now
He still would like to live
Who lost it all and somehow
Has that much more to give

Not for things but for people instead
Remembering now to forget the past
Healing the hole it left in his heart

Remembering a scripture he once read
Feeling a part of the whole part to part
Remembering the first things at the last

Those who live love survive what is dead
Careful for nothing as the scripture said

+Steven Curtis Lance



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Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/3/2010
A very deeply moving piece! I loved reading your poem, Steven.
Much peace, love and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe 6/2/2010
Very well written. I love this.



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