If nothing else, the miracle of life
Commands awe and respect from thoughtful folk.
Despite Darwinian laws dictating strife
To cull the weak, life’s still the masterstroke
Of our grand, enigmatic Universe:
A blessing, even when it seems a curse.
Grant that injustice, cruelty and lust
Predominate in our experience,
And all too rare are honor, love and trust;
Is not the fact of virtue recompense?
Does not the care and kindness that we know
Point out the way our youthful race can grow?
As evolutionary destiny unfolds,
We better see the miracle it holds.