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Poetry by Robert H. Stone: The questions

Click on headline for poem, "The questions," a sonnet

The questions
-a sonnet for Paul Richmond
Fate's thing accomplished always tangles up
the seeming simple harmless thoughtless play
and shadow celebrating victor's cup
leaves dregs that read: What did you really say?

One cannot leave the bad and enter good
for both reside within and nothing spare
and constant efforts only keep the should
a hope in eyes that ask: And you are where?

So many worthless voices to ignore
while making sure that truth has ample room
to deep instill the questions endless chore.
Don't ask don't tell: This you were told by whom?

Yes, we the food of knowledge daily greet
and I won't tell if you won't: Did you eat?

- Robert Stone, 9 January 2011
For the next earlier Robert Stone poetry, Click to Haiku for Nov. and Dec. 2010

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