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The Stone Story

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The Stone Story

The Stone Story 
                         Authored by Chuck Keys

I was staring at a stone today,
it didn't move, it just sat, resting, 
relaxed in the warm mid-day sun.
The wind moved around it and it's lazy motionless nearby friends,
effortlessly. 

They all looked alike, 
maybe they were all family 
on vacation 
without a worry on their minds 
if they had minds.

They didn't or couldn't smile or frown, 
no beards or mustaches were visible, clean shaven.
They didn't look hungry or thirsty.
Of course how does a hungry or thirsty stone look?
I could have brought them water or food.

After much further intense thought,
I realized they don't have to worry about clothes
or lack of ...
Do they need clothes?  Do they need anything?
Nothing.  Nothing, is what they need.  

I am envious.


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  1. Date: 5/15/2011 9:46:00 AM

    Hi Chuck-I adore this whimsical verse with it's hidden depths.I found it very appealing, the thought of your family of stones with not a care in the world, just being what they are.I love the originality of your mind and am so glad this made the feature page so other's can enjoy it like myself.Congratulations. Love June(sylvia)

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 5:54:00 PM

    Chuck.. congratulations on your wonderful feature of the week... I sure enjoyed... take care,..p.d

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 8:45:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Chuck. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 4:25:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Chuck

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 5:30:00 PM

    Congrats Chuck on your featured poem this week on P.S. ..a super great piece to share with us all with luv..

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 3:50:00 PM

    Hey Chuck. you don't know my son do you? Just kidding, a great peom, creative with great imagery. I have to laugh, some of the lines really do flash back to my sons earlier days. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 5/26/2010 3:38:00 PM

    intresting feelings, enjoyed,.. just here reading random poems. On any chosen old comments of mine. Have a nice one,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/25/2010 7:41:00 AM

    very nice...loved it

  1. Date: 5/21/2010 7:23:00 AM

    A very wonderful write. I am envious

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 12:54:00 PM

    yep, nothing no laughter, no flirting...

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 11:47:00 AM

    WOW, you just made me envious of the stones too. Awesome write - regards Wilma