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Magic Words
by +Steven Curtis Lance
Saturday, June 05, 2010
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"As a child's smile replaces a grownup's frown"


Magic Words

The reason to write a poem is to say
What cannot be said in the usual way
Something unspoken but something which is said
Though said without saying within mystery
Saying the unsaid by magic words instead

Questioning an answered question answering
A questioned answer around the bend ahead
Spoken though unspoken as a question to
An answer one questions unanswerably
A question as the answer to anything

Through the process of being written and read
One can be broken but speak the unspoken
Too and can speak without being spoken to
By not doing anything do what is done
By saying unspoken things waking in dreams

And those who do not in this way as they do
Whose dreams come true as how the waking world seems
Those once broken now unbroken and spoken
Shapeshifting timebenders of reality
Who dream its dreams are poets and I am one

Who having established my identity
Having found myself in the ruins of time
Seeing time has not made a ruin of me
Having left the old behind now for the new
I am here in counted syllables and rhyme

I have come to become and I am to be
Where I am unbroken and count for something
Here to speak my dreams into reality
An answer as the question to anything
I am here to let go and not to hold on

But as I fall I rise to my destiny
Remembering I have forgotten my fear
As I find myself falling more up than down
Feeling for the moment as though I could fly
With the answer to the question coming clear

I am doing now what I was meant to do
And the only thing I have to do is try
As a child's smile replaces a grownup's frown
I see dreaming my dreams has made them come true
Having asked for miracles now they appear

And having asked for magic words I find some
Telling me turning is all I need to know
Even though I turn away I turn back here
Turning with the world around the sun I come
Speaking magic words before turning to go

Saying the unsaid by magic words instead
Through the process of being written and read
As a child's smile replaces a grownup's frown
The reason to write a poem is to say
What cannot be said in the usual way

+Steven Curtis Lance



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Reviewed by Eileen Granfors
Love the picture and the message. Books have always carried magic for me! Your poem throws me back into childhood!
Reviewed by Donna Chandler
We should all remember how easy it was to smile as a child and do it every day.

Donna
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