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Poetry by Robert Stone: Too High to soothe an empty heart

Too high to soothe an empty heart
- a sonnet reflecting on "100 Saints You Should Know" by Kate Fodor
A hundred words of love are not enough
to substitute for one soft human touch.
Regardless of hard training to be tough,
unrecognized requests may prove too much.

Some higher power may exist on high
but much too high to soothe an empty heart.
Some inner strength may seek the open sky
but torn by expectations come apart.

Not grand designs but accidents set lives
on courses unforeseen both good and bad.
Not condemnation but calm help arrives
to guide unrushed the soul from sad to glad.

Desires rejected often catch us up,
distilled those longings bitter fill our cup.
- Robert Stone, 25 July 2014

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