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Poetry by Robert Stone: More than self, a sonnet

More than self
- a sonnet first intended to be named "When nothing seems to satisfy"
Beyond the daily staying just alive,
both stances -- working for and taking from --
attract the diligent who briskly strive
to match their hopes or shine with trinkets dumb.

Beyond the comfort of enough success,
both urges -- normal needs and wild desires --
contend within unsatisfied who dress
to show their strengths or hide their weaker wires.

Beyond the settled habit and routine
both outlets -- other self and fated one -
determine to create the crowning scene
to demonstrate controlled or freeing fun.

Acknowledging that more than self sets course
enables life adjustments to each force.

- Robert Stone, 11 November 2012
The next previous Robert Stone poem: Guilty but of what? - a sonnet

This story was posted on 2012-11-11 10:38:43
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