the endurance from misery
pain does strengthen one
adversity teaches agility and sharpness
as ancestors sat 'round their fire
so we sip merlot around the fireplace
each in our own ways and level of achievement
hearty laughter 'round the tears
after the ordeal
(even if the laugh is how we dare compare
ourselves to the ancestors who suffered worse privations
so we can post pictures of ourselves dancing 'round
the rim of the volcano on our Facebook pages
oh, well, one more lap around the track...
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