It cannot be throughout our galaxy,
Much less in all the Cosmos we can see,
That we on Earth are all that is of life,
Which surely through infinity is rife.
Though yet we see no evidence to claim
That elsewhere the conditions are the same
And likewise life has happened to arise
That’s just like ours, or in some other guise,
The odds ordain it surely must be so:
Life is no accident, and we should know
We’re here to grow in cosmic consciousness,
Aware that with such knowledge our success
Will be secure because we understand
That Mind by which the whole shebang was planned.