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Poetry by Robert Stone: How often we unwise, a sonnet

How often we unwise: a sonnet reflecting on Pinocchio
A sonnet by Robert Stone
Creator’s creatures seem embedded fast
within the elements from which they grew
so they must wonder if their lives will last
beyond the ignorance they have come through.

Impressions place us where we would not be
too high, too low, too ugly, just too much
so do our noses hide sweet freedom’s key
revealing faults and failures and more such.

Do others see our nose now long with lies
or is that something we imagine well
because we see how often we unwise
have chosen what had not the sweeter smell.

Pinocchio was fashioned with desire

to come alive though that meant facing fire.

~ Robert Stone, 10 June 2018
< Written for Poetry in the Boro, Sunday, 10 June 2018

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