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Previous Challenge Entry
Topic: Labor (04/19/04)

TITLE: Hoc opus, hic labor est
By Norma OGrady
04/25/04

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In continuous agitation,
Dull irksome and fatiguing work,
uninspiring menial labor,
At this I smirk
Using the mind, the labor of mankind
Need not these hands ever touch soil.
Hoc opus, hic labor est
This is the hard work,This is the toil.
Slacking to labor,
mankind can't be loyal,
Man allures he labors for peace
lacking in skill of expertise
Man next to man is disloyal
on this we can ascertain
Man's labor toward peace is in vain


Member Comments
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Corinne Smelker 04/26/04
I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a poem so much! This is excellent - love the way you bring the Latin in, you really make the reader think, and draw us in.

Good job.
Linda Germain 04/26/04
Man's labor toward peace is definitely in vain. Your poem is thought provoking and original!
L.M. Lee04/27/04
the title was great and the poem that followed better.