A man stricken with grief living in hell,
first he must complete the Labors Twelve.
A fearsome lion to crash and crush.
A nine-headed beast defeated
with the help of one he trusts.
The next two were a test of patience to capture instead of kill:
A terrible monster and a menacing boar were the obstacles of this hill.
A stable drenched in poisonous waste,
vicious birds to be slain with haste.
A gigantic bull that had to be carried back,
Man-eating horses stolen to keep him on track.
A girdle to be claimed from the mighty Amazon,
the prized herd to be reclaimed from a shepherd's throng.
The next labor required apples blocked by the teeth of a hundred-headed dragon.
His final labor asked him to leash a tree-headed guard dog that would make him champion.
These labors helped the man cleanse his soul and set his heart free;
as well as, show that man who he could truly be.