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Poetry by Robert Stone: Attention paid

Attention paid
- a sonnet about being in one's place by Robert Stone
Forgotten in the hurry of the now
Can one remembrance missing shake the past?
Some may survive long silence anyhow
but daily minding, closeness binds more fast.

Passed over for convenience of the new
Can one transaction seal the fate of old?
Some may not miss the knowing how are you?
and miss sincere concern as goods are sold.

Abandoned often are the pleasures nigh.
Can many wanders take the place of home?
Some may appear with wonders satisfied
yet with despair will search old paths to roam.

Alas, at last we think, as all things fade,
If only more attention had been paid.

- Robert Stone, 27 June 2010
The next previous poem by Robert Stone: A sonnet: A sonnet for Father's Day: Remembrance prized

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