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Poetry by Robert Stone: Life needs a moderation

Life needs a moderation : a word-list sonnet
by Robert Stone
How extroverts can scarf baloney down
and think they swallow morning manna feast
reflects a hubris great enough to drown
well-armored hombre and defenseless least.

Yet introverts perfunctory display
deplorable disclosures of disdain,
that blast like clarinets above the fray
of roaring fires where firewalls are in vain.

The good life needs a moderation kept
from either way extremes would paint the best
for those who are the sturdy hold precept
that consequences hard must be addressed.

That nothing can exist contexture free
demands our trying always more to see.

~ Robert Stone, 21 December 2016
Perfunctory - blast - clarinet - deplorable - baloney (bologna) - extrovert - firewall - scarf - manna - hombre

This poem was written for Poetry in the Boro, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The words were chosen by the audience at the November meeting.

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