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Poetry by Robert Stone:
A Villanelle for Les Miserables



A Villanelle For Les Miserables
on the May 2, 2010 21st anniversary of seeing the musical with Brian Justice
Another day, another destiny,
so many ways I see but I must take
this never ending road to Valkyrie.

So long ago I made the choice to flee
that I might live and find when I awake
another day, another destiny.

But shadows of the past hold fast to me
and darken opportunities to shake
this never ending road to Valkyrie.

How longer still the endless daily plea
that I might fear no more nor need to fake
another day, another destiny.

But sparkling hope is poor reality,
unsteadying the hand that seeks to stake
this never ending road to Valkyrie.

At last sure death will set my body free
but soul may find beyond the fiery lake
another day, another destiny,
this never ending road to Valkyrie.
- Robert Stone, 2 May 2010
The next previous Robert Stone poetry: Haiku for March and April 2010



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