If we roll with the punches

and take the good with the bad

we may become as wise as the ancients

and quickly forget how to ‘get mad’

Moreover …

If we let sleeping dogs lie

while we keep our stoic stances

we reap a gain in pain

by giving tyrants more chances

©Vivian Zems

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