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Poetry by Robert Stone: Demand attention paid, a sonnet

Demand attention paid
- a sonnet for the birthday of Mark Cabus with thoughts from Lisa Comperry
Someday an ordinary day will come
and change into a day of reckoning.
Unnoticed habits of neglect once dumb
will rouse uncaring heart to dance and sing.

No day is more than other suitable
to recognize past options lost to greed,
to think on present choices mutable,
to dream of warnings waking may not heed.

Each day fills with whatever is at hand
and trivial is always plentiful.
To do the good and helpful will demand
attention paid when heart strings feel the pull.

Eternity forever seen is gift
when caught in images that spirits lift.

- Robert Stone, 13 August 2013
Next earlier Robert Stone poem: Wonder where the days went a sonnet.

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