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Poetry by Robert Stone: Something new

Something new
- sonnet recalling his mother's wanting to hear
No what to do is bother for the young
who seize the momentary chances near
until society with flaming tongue
begins to structure what to love or fear.

No space to live concerns the flown from nest
who glory in their seeking worlds afar
until survival meets a crucial test
resulting in a change of make or mar.

No time to love is worry for the old
who catch the opportunities each day
until approaching weakness takes firm hold
releasing bonds that can no longer stay.

These things called work and play are exercise,
the learning something new to recognize.

- Robert Stone, 9 December 2012
The next earlier Robert Stone poem: Words and pictures, a sonnet

This story was posted on 2012-12-09 12:14:06
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