Life Poem 714

Steve McAlphabet
2 min readJun 14, 2023

I’ve been a lot of places
and I’ve done a lot of things
I’ve never wanted to be basic
I just wanted to sing
about the beauty in the world
and the wonder in our hearts
and as things have unfurled
I’ve practiced many arts
I’m not always good at them
some would say I’m not always good
I do a lot of things that I shouldn’t
and I don’t do what I should
for the most part, I’m a poet
an artist of words and ideas
I know I may not always show it
but the way that I’m trying to be is
as a vessel that can be used
that’s also an artist of life
and I am no longer confused
on how to alleviate strife
I just need to see what’s needed
and ask how what I’ve got fits in
then that cycle is repeated
until I’ve got no more left to give
but that day is not yet upon us
and I don’t mean to brag
but I’m just trying to be honest
I’ve got some pretty nice skills in my bag
yet for anything I may have done
and in whatever I may do
I believe God has a begotten son
and he’s living in me and you
and every other actor
in this world stage were given
it’s important that we factor
in a faith that’s beyond heaven
and has nothing to do with eternal rewards
or what lies beyond the hereafter
until we’re no longer moving towards
and we can just embrace the laughter
that comes when we realize that I am you
and you are also me
and the reason we are here
is to turn that into we
I don’t care if you’re a Christian
or if you actually follow Christ
I’m not asking for belief competition
or to sanctify one way as right
you could also be Hindu or Muslim
or a Wiccan or a Buddhist
if you’re grateful to whatever puts breath in your lungs
I’m not trying to refute it
but let us love beyond our symbols of God
and let us love one another as well
let us all make our lives works of art
and the stories that we tell
when we prophesy our new hereafter
and the future we create
for what will be revealed in that chapter
is written by what we do today

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Steve McAlphabet

I recently produced a documentary about my 73 day motorcycle tour to celebrate the legacy of Will Rogers and perform my show “Get The Bunk Out”.