27. Only to offer

Only to rise,
   He stumbled.
Only to succeed,
   He failed.
Only to create,
   He stopped.
Only to become,
   He shunned.
Only to offer,
   He is.

From: Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 5 - , Agni Press, 1974
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