Thursday, November 28, 2013

     Though it’s toward wisdom humans are inclined,
     That end for which we’re finally designed,
     It’s clear we are a work in progress still
     Toward which we must exert our utmost will.

     The sapience incipient in our genes
     Must be expressed by all effective means,
     Yet foremost through examples sages set
     By deeds our histories will not forget.

     Though Socrates and Jesus in their ways
     Set wondrous precedents that still amaze,
     More modest modern instances abound
     Exemplifying reasoning that’s sound

          And that by which true wisdom is defined:
          The ever-present motive to be kind.