Labor Is a Blessing and a Curse

Music: Prelude #16 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by
Yo Tomita

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Labor is a blessing and a curse,
As one must work to live and live to work.
Better jobs to get up for or worse,
On the whole, with none you'd go berserk.
Remember, then, that dignity requires
Doing, working, laboring -- a role
As giver, as attendant to desires
You recognize within some common soul.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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