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Poetry by Robert Stone - a sonnet for April Fool Eve

Too insistent news
- a sonnet for April Fool Eve
I do not know the why or how of love
but feel the stirrings of unshakable
desire to built beneath the stars above
a way to share through bonds unbreakable.

I do not get the where and what of hate
but suffer seeming surety of past
mistakes now apprehensions and debate
the likelihood that separations last.

I do not sense the when and who of life
but agonize that all that went before
too soon will fade away among the strife
of too insistent news of much and more.

To love, to hate, to live beyond the grave
choose pride for death, trust humble words to save.

- Robert Stone, 31 March 2013
The next earlier Robert Stone poem: Poetry by Robert Stone: Talents differ, a sonnet

This story was posted on 2013-04-01 01:40:47
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