Is It Poetry (1958 - / Bus-Boys And Poets, Washington D.C.)
...................Abraham Lincoln, A Conversation With
'Every man is proud of what he does well;
and no man is proud of what he does not do well.
With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will
do twice as much of it with less fatigue.
The latter preforms a little imperfectly,
looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself
The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing.
When a man is led to believe that the pride in his work
that he thought was done well,
is undermined by himself, or others, for lack of instruction,
where such instruction would not be rebuffed,
then those whom could so instruct are just as responsible
for the want of his finish.
For when his heart is in his work and he seemed tireless
in the pursuit of it's perfection,
while knowing full well that nothing is perfect,
when if fortunate enough, then his efforts could at the very least
be percieved as his willingness
to bring himself up from his past failers.
For nothing else from a woman or man, would or could one so ask!
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