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Poetry by Robert Stone: To right past wrong - a sonnet

To right past wrong
- a sonnet reflecting on "The Flies" by Jean-Paul Sartre
Unlucky loner, unconnected soul,
remembers but feels not sweet childhood home
and finding none to urge controlling role
resolves to slip away to life-long roam.

No recognition of strong champion's heart,
the executioner to right past wrong
unstirred awaits companion shouting start
and hearing strike, no more delays prolong.

Mistaken in response to deed, the mind
now sinks within sad carnival of dread
for eyes that saw death's blinding now are blind
and guilt of slain lies on revenger's head.

Beware of justice when the Furies wait
to turn revenge deserved to future hate.

- Robert Stone, 7 April 2013
The next earlier Robert Stone poem: Poetry by Robert Stone - a sonnet for April Fool Eve

This story was posted on 2013-04-08 02:47:56
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