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A Curious Heart in the Sunshine
by +Steven Curtis Lance
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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"The afternoon gave me this song"


A Curious Heart in the Sunshine

A curious heart in the sunshine
Receives what the afternoon gives
Even a sad old heart like mine
Enjoys how the other half lives
As I look up and they look down
At the yin and yang of my town

In each other we are complete
As one complements the other
Who choose or choose not to compete
And I (as the black sheep brother)
Put it all into poetry
For them (but I save some for me)

If you are reading this you know
At least a little of my fate
Some fancy folk would see me go

They ought to know I have a date
With all of them (whom I love so)
I need to be here nor be late
Since very soon is my next show
This is how I make my living
I get what I get by giving

Whether or not they pay I stay
And even in pain I remain
Because this is where I belong
I have always been here (if queer)
The afternoon gave me this song
They need to learn to share this day

(If you are reading this you know
At least a little of my fate
Some fancy folk would see me go)

But I will teach them anyway
(Again and again and again)
A curious heart in the sunshine
Is one able to see things clear
Even a sad old heart like mine
Can see the truth: they need me here

As I look up and they look down
At the yin and yang of my town

+Steven Curtis Lance



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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/18/2008
Beautiful fountain to admire, admire your writes such as this one. Noone should be against you, but some people cannot abide fame and fortune either. Reminds me of those gay marriages out in California and how this world is coming to what? What more can I say without getting into trouble with some.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/16/2008
Steven,

Never lose sight of that curiousity that brings you into the sunshine. :) Beautifully penned quest--well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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