The course of human history moves toward
A time of global wisdom and accord
Among once warring factions, thus matured
In humane sanity and hence secured
From ancient outrage and the tragedy
That long has passed for human history.
Or so we now may hope and must believe
Is something we can consciously achieve
Through more than merely faith and urgent prayer,
But by a recognition of what’s fair
And equable, compassionate and just:
The Golden Rule declares how people must
Behave if they would live in loving peace
So anguish and injustices shall cease.