Friday, July 4, 2014


          We are too strong to be so primitive,
          For on this course we haven’t long to live:
          Our powers to destroy, to decimate
          All life on earth—a catastrophic fate—
          Must be subdued by wisdom’s higher aim
          Implied in Homo sapiens sapiens’ name:

          Surely it is the Cosmos’ grand intent
          That mankind grow both kind and sapient.
          One cannot live more wisely than by love;
          Of all our motives, there is none above
          The urge to be compassionate and care:
          Generous, warm-hearted, moved to share.

              Our mission now’s not just to stay alive

              But cultivate the wisdom how to thrive.