Clint Warren Stanton
Foolish Toils? - Poem by Clint Warren Stanton
Greek Mythology tells us about a man named Sysiphus
Who was handed a seemingly worthless task.
Rolling a huge rock to the top of a hill,
Only to watch it roll down the other side...
I say to you - Sysiphus truly lived!
For unkike the man who sits beside the hill-
Watching Sysiphus and laughing
At his seemingly worthless toils...
Sysiphus lived a full life!
Sysiphus tasted victory at every summit!
And at that summit he beheld sights like no other man!
And even as his grip on that rock gave way -
Sysiphus won the greatest prize!
For the pain of that moment taught him strength...
Strength to never give up
Strength to take hold of that rock
And the strength to try again!
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