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Poetry by Robert Stone: No second chance, a sonnet

No second chance
- a sonnet for the birthday of Clara Elizabeth Ellis
Another year a year ago arrived
and now complete is stepping fast aside.
While better added up and worse deprived,
sound seasons hope embraced and fear denied.

Tomorrows now are faded yesterdays
with promises fulfilled and unfulfilled.
A lot of littles often made a maze
within which jumbled choices were unwilled.

How easy said, not now but sometime soon,
and later understand no second chance
will be before that hastening high noon
when opportunity tolls final dance.

Attention only to the seeming huge
is swelling pride seduced by subterfuge.

- Robert Stone, 11 February 2013
The next earlier Robert Stone poem: Poetry by Robert Stone: Beyond the present moment, a sonnet

This story was posted on 2013-02-11 17:24:10
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