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Poetry by Robert Stone: Alone

A sonnet by Robert Stone
I did it by myself the young exclaim
and proudly wait approval from the old
who add more kindling to the I can flame
or crush the spirit with a you can't scold.

How better blister badges from the heat
of explorations into love and hate
than smooth unruffled being always neat
and fearing this too soon and that too late.

Respond to dreams of life beyond today.
Embrace the perils of obscurity.
Seize opportunities without delay
when prudent age suggests security.

When satisfied, creation paused and said,
I did it by myself, then looked ahead.
- Robert Stone, 25 April 2010

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