My Heroes

All my heroes are tragic

Struggled to ultimately fail

Overwhelmed by forces unforeseen

With high ambition and notable gain

Unrecognized in their time

Absolved and admired by later generations

Perhaps such as I

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)

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