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Poetry by Robert Stone - To Free or to constrain

To free or to constrain: a word-list sonnet
by by Robert Stone
No goat is ever said to gallop but
they, known for running friskily about,
will find, when all escapes seem tightly shut,
the weaker spots where quickly they get out.

No diet highlights yummy ice cream treats
but displays vegetables and nuts and fruits
insisting fiber core outshines all sweets
while poorer choices muster in cahoots.

No dictionary adequately lists
those aspects that give love its power great
to free or to constrain one who resists
the comforts that within restraint await.

No black hole hope will ever swallow up
though inflammation scorch each soothing sup.
~ Robert Stone, 15 June 2017
Word List: goat gallop run yummy ice cream outshine dictionary love constrain black hole inflame<

Poetry in the Boro, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Words suggested at the May 2017 meeting

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