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So pride comes not across

A sonnet for the birthday of Lisa Comperry
By Robert Stone, 31 December 2022
Same hands that reach for photographic tools,
with gentle touch will care for those in need.
Past learning formal and informal rules
make outcomes that set standards will exceed

Same eyes that search for stimulating views,
without delay know those who suffer loss.
Old skills and new approaches let one choose
how best to give so pride comes not across.

Same heart that knows demand for working well,
with ease can recognize a failing hope.
Dim memories and bright new ways cast spell
to show the down and out how better cope.

Same love that loves the lovable and less
with patience will at all times love express.

This story was posted on 2023-01-01 09:57:13
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2023-01-01 - Photo by Geff Goldwin, via Robert Stone.
"Lol, I am the paparazzi boogiewoman who springs from the shadows," --Lisa Comperry at a Thanksgiving Saturday get-together in 2016.

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