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Robert Stone Poetry: With words to speak their mind

With words to speak their mind:
a sonnet for the first anniversary of Poetry in the Boro
Ideas do not deftly come alive
until a willing worker builds a web
where time and place and theme together thrive,
where hope maintains through temporary ebb.

How many poets still remain unknown
unsure if what they write is poetry,
while self-proclaimed make claims much overblown,
while recognition swells as more agree.

Wherever safe and friendly places are
arrangers come with words to speak their mind,
where strangers kindly listen hearts ajar,
where friends discover likes with yours aligned.

As others write in ways that I cannot,
may all of us secure a monthly slot.
~ Robert Stone, 11 August 2017 The first "Poetry in the Boro,"organized by Kory Wells, was at the Green Dragon Public House in Murfreesboro, TN on 12 August 2016

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