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Poetry by Robert Stone: A world without, a self within

A world without, a self within
- a sonnet for the birthday of Rebecca Susan Odell
The child is fascinated with its skin,
suspecting none of mysteries ahead,
and learns a world without, a self within,
ignoring differences, names not said.

The young adult is blinded by desire,
too little or too much accepting change,
and wonders if companion's warming fire
is worth the effort life to rearrange.

The old is settled into habits firm,
aroused by flashes of bright future hope,
subsiding back into the final term
of seeking happiness on downward slope.

And almost lovers, will they soon be back
to sit and touch and talk and keep on track?

- Robert Stone, 11 August 2014
The next earlier Robert Stone poem: Too High to soothe an empty heart Posted July 26, 2014.

This story was posted on 2014-08-12 05:37:48
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