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A Clean Sheet of Paper on a Brand New Day
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astra per aspera: stars through difficulty


A Clean Sheet of Paper on a Brand New Day

astra per aspera: stars through difficulty

1

A clean sheet of paper on a brand new day
As we begin again in our usual way
Ascending through unusualness on our way to
Being as we are and becoming as we do

2

As by happy consequence of consciousness we are
One and all a sun as all and each a star
Who put our best foot forward even when we fall
Each the rising star we are if brittle though brightly

3

Stars arriving astra per aspera day by day
Though no one wants to hear how we struggle night by nightly
Through difficulty as the stars we are who shine to stay
They say they know already as they struggle even so

4

Though no one wants to say for fear of going too far
No one knows ahead of now of the surprise of how
With how somehow forgotten to be gotten like why
The becoming of our being seen if not understood

5

Known mainly as the growing pains by which we know we try
Or maybe pains is not the word because becoming feels so good
So terribly exciting as we just let go because we must and fly
Though we feel unsteady or a bit unready for the sky

6

And we may not know how but we know about now
These coltish adolescent awkward stars we are just
As we are to rise uptown and not fall down and not know how
But stars we are and those who say we go too far can eat stardust

7

Seeing it being our because freeing night from day
Just to see how it will be and if it must be how it was
Now when no one knows how but then everyone does
In our usual unusual though our ascending way

8

Each to be the star we are through difficulty then
Through more possible todays again than we may ever know
Being astra per aspera makes the night a long one when
One way is found as wrong way round another way wound rightly

9

And round and round and bound to be wound tightly as we go
For the turning and returning and the learning not to fall
The only way to go is to go on with the show
Because we are troupers are we not after all?

10

Fear falls because it fails to love when only love may rise
In life to fall in love to turn from gravity to destiny
And if we fall the only way is up when we have stars in our eyes
Seeing what can be and freeing it to be by being you and me

11

Not anybody much at least I know I am who
I think and if therefore I am then I will be and do
Being and becoming stars we are with you to rise uptown
Alongside and ascending not to fall and never backing down

12

One and all a sun as all and each a star
Ascending through unusualness on our way to
Being as we are and becoming as we do
The consequential consciousnesses of me and you

13

As we begin again in our usual way
Conscientious consciousnesses consciences clear
Having learned the only time and place is now and here
A clean sheet of paper on a brand new day

+Steven Curtis Lance



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