Without the pleasure there is no pain,
Endurance of the agony enhances the ecstasy:
Saying Yes to the challenge brings ‘it’ on,
Which is living a full and interesting life.

Without pleasure and pain is to not live,
It is endurance of a different dulling kind:
Saying No to the challenge brings ‘it’ on,
Which is missing the opportunity to become.

With a fullness in life there is a becoming,
Enhanced trusting in the joyfulness of others:
In saying Yes to others we will often win,
Yet frailties in the human condition prevail.

With a fullness and becoming we unveil,
Revealing the perfections of our humanity:
In saying No to the inner voices of doubt
Uncertainty from frailties are controlled.

David Scanlon – England – (1963 - )

Scanlon. D (2018) Poetry for Business : Continuing Conversations. The Foolish Poet Press, Wilmslow, England. CHE FECE ...... IL GRAN RIFIUTO. Page Number 84.

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