Above all else, we’re programmed to survive
And struggle mightily to stay alive:
This is the chief imperative of life,
And fundamental cause of all our strife.
An enemy is anyone we fear
May take from us whatever we hold dear,
And something in us is inclined to fight
For what we need, believing it’s our right.
How then can we promote tranquility
Unless we all achieve sufficiency,
Discovering what it is to have enough
Of what is more imperative than stuff?
What reigns supreme in Earth and Heaven above,
Yet innocently rules, is Love, is Love.