THE FUTURIST’S MANIFESTO
Imagine now the way things ought to be,
Then strive to make that dream reality:
Envision how all life on Earth may thrive
And flourish, not just meagerly survive,
For Earth should be a cornucopia
As fabled Eden was a lush utopia,
And yet a place for progress to proceed
Well-guided by a visionary creed.
This manifesto must transcend combat,
Recalling that true peacemakers have sat
And sought serenely how to reconcile
Their differences, with candor, not with guile.
Such progress means advancement toward our goal
Of growing healthy, hardy, wholesome, whole.