Does a Man Gain?
By all the toil with which I pour Myself into work tending this soil, Spending life weeding, doing these chores, What does man gain by all his toil?
Make the most, I promised, let nothing spoil. “Over my dead body, I’ll not fail,” I swore, Yet what I seek, my work seems to foil.
I'll not let it stand. I’ll settle the score; This irony of work makes my blood boil. Why do I get less, even though giving more? What does man gain by all his toil?
© Randy Edwards 2017 artwork: Gustave Dore #christianity #roundel #poetry #gospelofluke #walkingwithjesus