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Poetry by Robert Stone: High risk for small reward

High risk for small reward
- a sonnet for the birthday of Jake Abell
Just as gold-plated is temptation free
as none will chose high risk for small reward,
kingdomless rulers issue no decree
expecting paper crowns with one accord.

Always there looms this bit about the myrrh
bitter to those expecting future loss,
enticing bold fearless entrepreneur
looking for permanence beneath the gloss.

Lucky the seer who sees beyond the stars,
lucky the wise who chooses poverty
lucky the gentle ignorant of bars,
lucky the strong enduring mockery.

Better not ask for gifts to honor one
illuminating intents truly spun.

- Robert Stone, 25 December 2014
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