No Good Turn

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Hercules strode off whistling gaily
Conscious of having done a poor soul good;

Left behind Sisyphus weeping bitterly
At having been deprived of his livelihood.

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Images: Bust of Commodus as Hercules; by Marie-Lan Nguyen (2006), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1208973; Pieter_Both_01, by Flickr user Chuckas_McFly, published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) license.

 

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