Sunday, July 14, 2013


  What is it we are striving to become
  That we have still to fully realize?
  Though we now know whom we’re descended from,
  Who is it evolution will devise?

  Or is it in our own hands now to choose
  And consciously determine human ends,
  A responsibility we can’t abuse
  On which all future history depends?

  Though human beings may never be complete,
  A project evermore to be refined,
  There’s much we can accomplish or defeat
  To make us more intelligent and kind.

       Yet first we need a mode to emulate,
       A sage or saint whom all can celebrate.