Wednesday, February 24, 2010


What is the best a human being may be,
Invested with our grandest dignity,
Arrayed in our ideal heroic mode,
Striding the way that saints and sages strode?

This is a question everyone should ask
Since it defines our urgent human task:
To learn why we are here and how to live,
Discovering that we fail unless we give.

Thus must we find our own inherent gift
To share with others or else live adrift,
Wayward and wandering, benighted and bemused,
Lost in dark woods, erratic and confused.

Or worse that that: atrocious and malign,
Oblivious to our divine design.