On Stony Ground

It’s a hard, hard life
And the damned thing,
Thanks to God, the harder
will never yield to live itself.

Wherever be that truth
Alive in joy’s inaction:
Wise to live a life in art, or
thyself a charmed distraction.

Thus, life can be a little easy
If viewed when lying down
Especially if a love is by as, you
lie on stony ground.