Persevering when times get tough is necessary to succeed.
And everyone knows, doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity.
So, does that mean to be successful you need to be more than a bit touched?
See, it’s leaps in logic like that that show how I almost failed philosophy class.
There was a rhythm to how things flowed in life
If one could anticipate the beat, one could thrive
Many tried and flailed and failed, but Ramona was a natural
It left those in the know in awe and a bit jealous
Now here she was, about to win it all and there wouldn’t be anything left
Giving in, she purposely made a mistake assuring herself a better tomorrow
Tribulations were the least of Lydia’s worries
Racing against the end of days was a real thing
If she was successful, everyone would survive
And if she failed, well, that really wasn’t an option
Lifting her eyes to seek whatever divine help she could she entered the fray
Going all in all the way is the only choice
Or else you have failed yourself and your country
Leave your very soul on the mat at the end to achieve your goal
Delivering the highest spot on that Olympian podium
Weeping muscles wailed at their fate
Every ounce of her being willed the boulder up the hill
Almost there she felt it slip away. She sunk to his quivering knees
Knowing she had failed once again and the stone awaited her below
Now she could be smart and try a different tact
Every other route was open to her
Still, she trudged back down to gather up her burden
She was determined not to show…
Fastening his best smile on his face
Although it didn’t come close to his eyes
Knowing it would never fool her
Even as he failed to fool himself
Wouldn’t it be nice if the boiler would work?
And also there wouldn’t be any leaks?
Too bad it failed on the later
Everything came to a halt as warm wetness spread
Ruining parts of the basement