Grit

Squirrel pulling ropeThe Squirrel on my deck today,
struggled on with brief headway.
Challenge with no way to win,
why, on earth, did it begin?

Watched it pull for quite some time,
and huff and puff and try to climb.
Alas it finally dropped the rope,
was it brave or just a dope?

Where is written or decreed,
to start a task you can’t succeed?
Perhaps it’s simplified a bit,
just to say that it’s called Grit.