Ideals

Idealism’s derided

By those who have decided

That what we see

Is what can be.

No need to get excited.

I think it’s partly true

That cycles continue,

But does that prove

We shouldn’t move

To do all we can do?

I know sometimes we’ll fail,

And others, we’ll prevail.

But it’s worth a try

To aim up high

And risk all the travail.