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For Stevie's Birthday
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Friday, August 13, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"Hold on then my son and never let go"

For Stevie's Birthday

16 August MMX

"Me dearest darlin' boy" where would I start
If I were to speak the love in my heart
For you? But then again you understand
That when all is lost some things remain and
As some things become the way they must be
Some things become too important to say

Understanding connected hand to hand
As though we were links in a living chain
From soul to soul through love by circumstance
We turn but turning do not turn away
Through spacetime in shared synchronicity
And both of us are Steven Curtis Lance

Remembering Frank's Hobby Shop and all
The adventures we shared before the fall
And you with your blue book of poetry
Sad old songs with you at the piano
Saying too important things anyway
And saying them seeing we understand

Those moments like these when both of us know
Seeing me in you seeing you in me
Seeing from a look in each other's eyes
That we are not alone before the rise
Of what was and now is rising again
Of what is and how what will be will be

In the Santa Ana wind at midnight
Is how I first saw the diamonds shine
On the blue velvet and knew they were mine
Holding the sky by the string of a kite
And you hold the sky by the string now too
Hold on then my son and never let go

The specificity begins again
We turn but to return another day
I cannot imagine being my son
Or my doing as well as you have done
Without even mentioning how you do
Or how you will do and how about you?

I want you to know I am proud of you
That you are the meaning of life to me
Because of you I want to be and stay
Here being doing and seeing you grow
If only to remind you I love you
And if only to say Happy Birthday

+Steven Curtis Lance

Copyright MMX

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Reviewed by Barbara Terry 8/16/2010
Awww this is such a heartfelt write with sad emotions of being disconnected in life from those we love dearly. I was separated from my sisters as you were separated from your son, and though those ways were under different circumstances, the pain is definitely the same.

I wish I could give you a great big hug and let you know that others feel yourpain too and not onlyin your writings but also in the heart. My dear brother you have been pained by another in this world, and my birthday came on and went on the 14th.

Several times I have asked myself why was I forced to endure the hard, dark days that I had not control over, but then whenI look at others and how they suffer through the pain of life, I pray that someday we will be delviered from this bitter strife that makes us live a life of regret, sorrow, sadness, loneliness, and futile pleadings. Thank you for having the strength and courage to share this with us.

May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister Barbie.

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