Does life, roll by in endless
Twists and turns.
Without forgiving, lest it should
Be seen to be an easy master,
Life, must burn the weak
And warn the lazy, life must turn
The feeble into the mighty.
Life can teach us, but we must learn
Its hard lessons, lest we fail
Ourselves, and those who look
With hope to our achievements.
Then when they too are set to roll
Along with Life's tumultuous billows,
They will say, for comfort;
"Some before us did it too, and they won."