Dr John Celes
Sonnet: The Wisdom of Earthly Life
If Life be drab, instill some variety;
If Life be sad, laugh your troubles away;
If Life be insecure, save up money;
If Life be demanding, do things your way.
If Life be too unkind, just change your aim;
If Life be agony, increase threshold;
If Life be grief-bringing, don’t others blame;
If Life be upsetting, remain just bold.
If Life be dangerous, venture forth less;
If Life be less content, then pray to God;
If Life be treacherous, expect the stress;
If Life be changing tunes, dance in accord.
If Life be revengeful, forgive your foes;
If Life be sans rewards, that’s how it goes!
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