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For Teddy
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"You can tell somebody I was like you / And gave you this poem for your birthday"

For Teddy

21 August MMX

Teddy my fellow traveler through time
My fellow seeker for the paradigm
And for the pattern of reality
Trying to figure out what it might mean
As we have wondered why but found out how
As we have wondered so we wonder still
Adventurers alongside all the way

Thank you for being a best friend to me
My fellow wanderer wondering why
But finding out how these two decades now
Of this our connectedness as we find
Someone to listen when no one else will
Someone to talk to about what to do
A partner in the shared life of the mind
As well as my son so that I have two
And not only one so that I have you

Who though you might not realize it are
As transcendental as a rising star
Ascending constantly and steadily
Rising but remaining in equipoise
Lighting the sky for those orbiting by
Finding the center in the in between
Where I who see you rise know what I see

In a world of people who do not care
I see one who does and is always there
Alongside me when I have need of you
And I see you love me as I love you
So that we are alongside everywhere
I see humankind in you being kind
Humanness informed by humanity

I see balance among the many joys
Awaiting those who now discover you
To be as fascinating as I knew
You to be in your long ago with me
In the incunabulum of us as
We got off to a good start and we grew
In our Lancean specificity

You shot me for the cover of a book
Or two just as I look just as you took
Care of me as I once took care of you
Then when my life was in the in between
Suspended like a floating leaf in fall
To land in your hand recalled by your call
And because of you I return again

As how it is remembers how it was
While wondering about how it will be
And we turn to return with what we learn
We leave but we never leave us behind
And always say I love you when we go
Turning as we go to learn to return
We turn but turning do not turn away
Because we turn together through it all
Till someday we who have wondered will know

And if someday somebody should bother
To ask you something about your father
Something of you as something of me too
And if you wonder what on earth to say
Not that they will ask but in case they do
You can tell somebody I was like you
And gave you this poem for your birthday

+Steven Curtis Lance

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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 8/20/2012
Teddy is good lookin'! (just like his daddy!)

Love ya!


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