577. Rome was not built in a day

Rome was not built in a day.
I have been telling this all along
To my impatient son,
Impatience.

Rome was not built in a day.
I have been telling this constantly
To my despondent daughter,
Despondency.

Rome was not built in a day.
I have been telling this year after year
To my doubting friend,
Doubt.

Rome was not built in a day.
I have been telling this tirelessly
To my mocking enemy,
Mockery.