I’ve lived my life where civil peace prevails
And never known war but in the news
Or movies where such violence boosts sales
And ultimately all the bad guys lose.
Is it conceivable that someday hence
Our race will have evolved beyond resort
To force, aggressive action and defense,
All differences being settled in a court?
First, we must think much better of our race
And honor what we’re named for: sapience,
Repenting our long history of disgrace
While cultivating love as recompense.
Our heroes must be models who inspire
All souls to do what history will admire.