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Poetry by Robert Stone: Guilty but of what? - a sonnet

Guilty but of what?
- a sonnet byRobert Stone: 4 November 2012 reflecting on "Deathtrap," a play by Ira Levin
Society expects our staying bound
by customs, laws, and expectations strong
but devious temptations sweetly sound
the seeming right of skillful scheming wrong.

Things done and things undone and things unthought
are categories filled with lengthy lists
but if we choose to learn, we can be taught
the forward straights avoiding tangling twists.

Uneasy grows the mind desiring ease
by hurrying conclusions to despair
but cunning crosses only serve to freeze
the heart and more completely to ensnare.

May be that someday most will cease to strut
and mark themselves as guilty but of what?

- Robert Stone, 4 November 2012
The last previous Robert Stone Poem: Poetry by Robert Stone: Some between, a sonnet

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