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Poetry by Robert Stone: No second choice, a sonnet

No second choice - a birthday sonnet for Lucas and for Don
How many wishes can I wish each day?
That spring would spring, that fall would fall in place.
That hope would increase on my every way,
despair would disappear without a trace.

When is a better time to celebrate?
A friend adored has lived another year.
A weathered habit found an altered state,
suggestion settled on a higher tier.

Why must a happy heart feel sadness too?
All joys are gifts for just a little while.
All ups have downs, reunions are too few
despite encouragement and caring smile.

No second choice true satisfaction gives,
bad changes are strong chains with which one lives.

- Robert Stone, 22 September 2013
The next earlier Robert Stone poetry: Poetry by Robert Stone: Sticky notes, a villanelle

This story was posted on 2013-09-23 07:47:49
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