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Poetry by Robert Stone: I have, I will

I have, I will- a sonnet for Eoghan
I make myself the better when I seek
to help another claim tomorrow's dream.
The gladness comes when words of trust we speak.
And I have faith. And I will see faith gleam.

I forge my own advantage when I aim
to not ignore the needs of those around.
The joy arrives when future goals we name.
And I have hope. And I will hear hope sound.

I build my best safekeeping when I crave
well-being of the least as well as great.
The comfort stays when daily touch we save.
And I have love. And I will feel love wait.

Two kinds of memories deter within:
the things that were and those that might have been.

- Robert Stone, 7 August 2011
The next previous Robert Stone poem: No final words, a sonnet a sonnet

This story was posted on 2011-08-07 10:56:50
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