What is the virtue of labor?
Accomplishment, or determination
or perhaps just perseverance-
these brave words of good intentions
describe how the feeling of working
inherently benefits the heart.
One should work because idle hands
are evil, and not working is cowardly,
and insincere, and irresponsible-
but the reason for laboring should
not be for the intrinsic value of getting
something done, but improvement.
Instead of toiling for the rich and
feeling sickly from coal or lack of sleep
or insignificant pay, the role of labor
should benefit mankind and showcase
our imagination, strength, solidarity,
its virtue in the bettering for all.