Fizzler's Quandary

Above the golds of wealth, or clout of power,
or Beauty's spell, serene in form and face,
our 'Quality of Knowing' becomes our
redeeming hope to reach the realms of Grace.
This doesn't mean that pleasure isn't sweet
or treasure, not a hedge against the tide.
A bolstered sense of self, grows more elite,
when earnestly, one mines the ores inside.
Rigorous work awaits a man's own hands.
Through focused force, he'll re-appreciate
his destiny, and all that it demands,
depends upon success to elevate
his shallow love of Aim detracting treats,
to Sage's Way, where earth with heaven meets.