Though it’s toward wisdom humans are inclined,
That end for which we’re finally designed,
It’s clear we are a work in progress still
Toward which we must exert our utmost will.
The sapience incipient in our genes
Must be expressed by all effective means,
Yet foremost through examples sages set
By deeds our histories will not forget.
Though Socrates and Jesus in their ways
Set wondrous precedents that still amaze,
More modest modern instances abound
Exemplifying reasoning that’s sound
And that by which true wisdom is defined:
The ever-present motive to be kind.