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Poetry by Robert Stone: The choice to hear, a sonnet

The choice to hear
- a sonnet for David Fairbanks Ford
Tomorrow cannot find me satisfied
beyond the hopes I set before me now.
The strength with which I firmly set aside
all lesser things the greater will allow.

Still living yesterdays can pull me down
below the good intended for today.
The force with which I disciplinedly drown
all former bad the helpful will display.

Each present moment is a chance to move
above the habits holding me in thrall.
The might with which I sorely seek to prove
all hindrances advantage will install.

I have the choice to hear the call of drum
where I am going or where I come from.

- Robert Stone, 25 September 2011
The next previous Robert Stone Robert Stone Poetry: Upsettling settled ways, a sonnet/i> Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011.

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