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Poetry by Robert Stone: Soon but not quite yet

Poetry by Robert Stone:
- a birthday sonnet for Clara Elizabeth Ellis
The going ups are harder than the downs,
the losses tend towards greater than the gains,
the sensible are too much like the clowns,
this outlook dominates what life remains.

But faith will never fail its duty clear,
and hope will ever sound its cheering call,
and love will cause despair to disappear,
these helps endure beyond the final pall.

So moments need a kindly word or deed,
the hours go gentle when desires are met,
and days calm when activities succeed,
the reckoning is soon but not quite yet.

How ever many are the days so far,
one wants another one for au revoir.
- Robert Stone

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