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Poetry by Robert Stone: To better try, a sonnet

To better try
- a sonnet reflecting on "A Song For Coretta"
A time for everything, a time to die.
How must we left behind remember those
examples calling us to better try
by love - hate, ignorance, and pride expose.

A time for dancing and a time to weep.
How must we going on recall the ways
in which the struggle though the cost was steep
by faith insisted worth with soul ablaze.

A time to keep, a time to throw away.
How must we daily now address our faults
disguised as goodness habit would replay
by hope diminishing to constant halts.

Eternity resides in human hearts
before and after breath arrives, departs.

- Robert Stone, 30 September 2012
The next earlier Robert Stone poem: Poetry by Robert H. Stone: Past all rules - a sonnet

This story was posted on 2012-09-30 10:19:23
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