Believe In Stones



If you believe in stones it makes for not a mite.
If you let fly the stones it makes for a mean spite.
If you believe in smiles it makes for not a scrap.
If you let fly the smiles it makes for a gift wrap.
If you believe in chance it makes for not a shard.
If you let fly the chance it makes for a wild card.
If you believe in truth it makes for not a trace.
If you let fly the truth it makes for a best case.
If you believe in hate it makes for not a speck.
If you let fly the hate it makes for a train wreck.
If you believe in love it makes for not a splash.
If you let fly the love it makes for a heart cache.
If you believe in war it makes for not a whit.
If you let fly the war it makes for a death hit.
If you believe in peace it makes for not a mark.
If you let fly the peace it makes for a chi spark.
If you believe in dearth it makes for not a jot.
If you let fly the dearth it makes for a dark blot.
If you believe in yield it makes for not a crumb.
If you let fly the yield it makes for a green thumb.

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Submitted on January 02, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABBCCDDEEFFGGHHIIJJ
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 993
Words 230
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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