by Tim Chiu
"..the joyous fulfillment of love will come to pass for those who persevere."
|The fierce toughness of an animal,
The kindness in caring for its young,
And the respect it earns for survival
In the sunny, tranquil, yet deadly world of day,
And the dark, sleepy, and godless night,
Speak volumes for an unlucky, lackluster,
And piteously wishful person
On the verge of collapse and self-inflicted agony.
For once we are taught that
Toughness equates to peace and prosperity,
And that kindness equals success,
Respect comes most easily
For the men and women being accused
Of either meanness or holiness;
Passion or restraint;
Laziness or dedication –
And the joyous fulfillment of love
Will come to pass
For those who persevere.