I am a man. I was put on Earth to bleed from my hands. Work is my virtue. I only sleep well If I'm exhausted. Your food and shelter is my gain. My sweat is the salt on our table.
I *am a man, but also child with a paper-mache heart and sandcastle dreams, a child wishing for later tides while we play splashing in and out of the waves but the tide always comes, and castles crumble, and we we tell ourselves that there's no need for fear because we will build stronger walls tomorrow
Today is our day though Let us work at love. Let us play with love. Let us dance until our feet Blister and we collapse Laughing into each other's arms in equal fatigue. All I want is you. All I have is you. All I've never lost is love. It is our costliest toy; Unbroken
Unbroken it may be for now yet the time will come, as with all good things where life and love will come to its bitter end our lives will have ran their course and in that moment, we will know and be known we will laugh our last laugh we will drink and be merry knowing we loved and were loved and as the water comes washing in we still stand behind walls of sand and we will face the tide together
I wrote the stanza for Work, DA wrote Play, I wrote Love, and DA wrote Die. Enjoy.