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Sight too dim and sound too loud : a word-list sonnet

By Robert Stone

This poem, incorporating the following Word List, emancipate twenty consequence wine reserve shift noir squeeze America superpower was written following the Poetry in the Boro, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, June 2017 meeting:

By Robert Stone
Emancipate the child not twenty yet
and see the consequences of young free
to foolishly with wine the whistle wet
or wisely wait avoiding wild carefree.

Yet what has been reserved grows old and stale
and slightly shifting needs unbalance stores
so managers decide predictive scale
and doubters ponder over future scores.

No middle ground can satisfy the crowd
and unconcerned but hopeful see their life
film noir with sight too dim and sound too loud,
while squeezing out an ending filled with strife.

America no superpower now
must wonder how much freedom to allow.
~ Robert Stone, 18 July 2017

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