Nature creates struggle to keep the world honest,
Gold lay beyond where the fire’s the hottest.
Without pain, no one is ever triumphant,
Leisurely strolls aren’t rewarded with trumpets.
Heroes are praised for slaying impossible,
The rest blend in, bowing to improbable.
Embrace the fight and set off on the journey,
Love misery, suffocate Mr. Murphy.
Know, the more one suffers, the higher the high,
Life’s not about only trying not to die.
Obstacles separate the weak from the strong,
Sirens surround conquerors singing their song.
Beyond every challenge lies an equal prize,
And quitters earn contempt, beggars are despised.