Tuesday, January 10, 2012


     Although my natural struggle’s to survive,
     I have a duty to do more than live;
     We humans, as all creatures, seek to thrive,
     And to that enterprise I aim to give.
     There’s more than looking out for number one:
     Our ecosystem’s a community,
     Not an arena where a foe’s outdone
     But, rightly seen, a place of harmony.
     The larger purpose calling on our race
     Is ultimately not to demonstrate
     Our power to subdue, but show the grace
     Of love to others, overcoming hate.
          Cooperation and collusion are
          The only reasons we have come this far.