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Poetry by Robert Stone: Always willing one -a sonnet

Always willing one
-a sonnet reflecting on Brighton Beach Memoirs, a play by Neil Simon
Unequal are the tasks kin undertake
and often falls the burden on a few
who learn to be correctors of mistake
and masters of the better things to do.

Uneven are the paths friends walk along
and many stumbling hold the outstretched hands
which train to be the necessary strong
and saviors from unnoticed tightening bands

.Unbalanced are the thanks relations give
and blinded by strong habit see no lack
when letting others do is way to live
and change acknowledged follows slow hard whack.

Dependence on the always willing one
at last will wear away what can be done.

- Robert Stone, 11 March 2012
The next previous Robert Stone poem: Poetry by Robert Stone: Fearing help unwanted



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