Whether or not there’s God, we know what’s good;
Some things we shouldn’t do and some we should:
We know it’s always better to be kind
Than cruel; another rule to keep in mind
Is what we do to others will come back
To recompense our love or haunt its lack.
We know our Earthly purpose is to flourish,
Become our truest selves, and then to nourish
That same self-realization in all others,
Regarding fellow creatures as our brothers.
We know these truths implicitly within
Our souls, encrusted though they be with sin;
Yet mindful mining of that buried gold
Is how we let our godliness unfold.