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Choosing Love
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Sunday, June 03, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I

And do I dare descend the stair
Do anything go anywhere
Know anybody dare to care
Even though I know I may fall?

Yes for the laughter of it all
If only maybe for the tears
Of yes or no for all those years
Of maybe so now after all

Now though I let it go I know
How what goes down comes up again
As to and fro I come and go
How every time I lose I win

Past it all I rise to claim the prize
Happiness at last to my surprise

II

What money buys instead of happiness is distraction
From unhappiness to the luxury of inaction
When one has something that has to be done but is able
To lay some money down then who keep it off the table

But to make it go away a day or so is to know
Though one pays for delays what has to come will never go
Till when it does then just because whatever has to be
Will be like I have to and you we who do this for free

Unmoneyed undistracted asserted unretracted
Unapologetic energetic in pursuit of
Happiness the hard way with no money and with only love
Enough to give and take for free to our satisfaction

III

So yes I dare descend the stair
Do everything go everywhere
Know everybody dare to care
Even though I know I may fall

Finding myself by losing it
All in the fall excusing it
Letting it go and releasing
It so it comes back increasing

Yes for the laughter of it all
If only maybe for the tears
Of yes or no for all those years
Of maybe so now after all

Hanging on and hoping for the best
Choosing love by losing all the rest



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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 6/4/2012
I clumsily read this once through, but on the reread, these words took on music and measure, like the shuffling of cards making sense in the rhythm, action, purpose. I find well-penned philosophy in here, much along the spine of Eckhart Tolle's school of 'being,' but with a condensed ground-view, vs. an aerial over-view, that I found especially appealing. These: "..every time I lose I win," "From unhappiness to the luxury of inaction," "...what has to come will never go," and all of stanza 2 of segment III -- grace in the face of danger. Beautiful. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/3/2012
And so we choose love don't we? Lovely write!!

Jane Noponen Perinacci



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