Friday, August 6, 2010


The quintessential question humans ask
Is Why, and answering wisely is our task.
What aim, what goal, or what intention should
Our lives pursue? What is our highest goal?

No other earthly creature has this choice
Or conscious capability to voice
Such quandary or agonize as we
While wrestling with this cruel perplexity.

Those others all instinctively pursue
What lets them live and thrive, yet who
Of us, who are more capable of thought
And who uniquely feel the issue “ought,”

Can say with full assurance what the goal
Of living is and what would make us whole?