Leslie Philibert

Bronze Star - 2,826 Points (6th March 1954 / London, England)

The Secret Life Of Stones - Poem by Leslie Philibert

Stones are family. They move in earth and water and are so strong
they cannot be beaten. Stones live within themselves without fear.

They change in winter through ice and in summer through sun.
Without regret they may turn to dust, eternal in changed forms.

They are distant from foolishness and do not hurt for scant reason.
On a summer evening I will take a stone in the palm of my hand
and thus address you

On the last day let me be you
You are proved to be the better.

Comments about The Secret Life Of Stones by Leslie Philibert

  • Kim Barney (6/24/2016 10:52:00 AM)

    Very creative. As I read the part below:
    On a summer evening I will take a stone in the palm of my hand
    and thus address you

    my mind wandered off in a different path. I thought:
    On a summer evening I will take a stone in the palm of my hand
    and thus caress you with it.

    Sorry! Great poem!
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (10/7/2015 6:31:00 AM)

    Verily, a thoughtful poem, making the reader
    to think and read again and again

    I invite you to read my poems
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  • Charles Jagongo Ogola (8/24/2012 9:01:00 AM)

    A very good poem. I enjoyed reading this poem. It is very interesting. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (8/24/2012 4:35:00 AM)

    You are simply amazing, Leslie....
    i liked it a lot.....
    And thank you for commenting upon mine.....
    I would like to have such criticizations from you in future as well....
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  • (8/20/2012 3:00:00 AM)

    A very clever and creative write. Thought provoking and meaningful. Well penned. (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2012 10:53:00 AM)

    If you break a stone open you may find it holds secrets very different from what we can see from the outer shell.
    I love this poem, thank you for writing it. Constance
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  • (8/18/2012 8:49:00 AM)

    and yet some day even stone will be eroded away by the sea -____ I liked your poem (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (8/16/2012 6:35:00 AM)

    I have a favorite stone, a holiday souvenir which is pleasing to hold. A good poem- different. (Report) Reply

  • Justin Reamer (8/14/2012 1:07:00 PM)

    This is a very good poem, for it is definitely interesting seeing the perspective from a stone. You are a great writer, and your narration is perfect. You make the 'secret' come to life. Great narration; it is absolutely brilliant. (Report) Reply

  • Bhanu Padmo (8/11/2012 12:19:00 AM)

    Life of stone is no more a secret after Leslie forwarded the poetic/ empathetic narration. (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Manchanda (8/10/2012 6:39:00 AM)

    How wonderful to be able to see the world from the perspective of stones. In this context you may like to see my image of the world through the eyes of a BOTTLE; please see: I Am The Idea on my page. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012

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