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Poetry by Robert Stone: All who went before, a sonnet

All who went before
- a sonnet for Father's Day
The youngest do not think about such things.
They most important are by actions done.
A steady growth until they find their wings
is instinct not some lesson-learned prize won.

The young adults still think of settling in.
They self-define by shifting goals desired.
An unsure time until they work begin<
another generation be inspired.

The oldest think about their futures made.
They will continue by examples set.
A solid history until the shade
of trouble, time, and distance wreak forget.

One can with luck but limited explore
the joys unknown to all who went before

- Robert Stone, 17 June 2012
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