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State the Day

To be known has a price
a due given to past works
glittered trinkets that exclaim
where the future may yet lay

these become foundation’s curse
basis given to later worth
even though a fuller breadth
is still there with relevance

expectations become contrite
sorrow given to circumstance
when the outcome does not match
the vision fixed upon the prize

while a range of interests beg
something else to the front
for some time in the stead
of fame’s need to state the day.

© 2019. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20190915.
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Written by poetryaccident (Poetry Accident)
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Author's Note
The poem “State the Day” was inspired by this poet’s juggling between writing poetry and pursuing interests that are more inductive to fame.
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