Search for Virtue

by flammeusgladius

Search for Virtue

 

 

He read his Epictetus through the night–
But virtue wasn’t there the next long day.
He tried to keep a worthy goal in sight:
He read his Epictetus through the night.
“Thus shall I scale the lofty Stoic height!”
He cried — but vileness wouldn’t go away.
He read his Epictetus through the night,
But virtue wasn’t there the next long day.

 

 

–Tom Riley

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