Thursday, December 26, 2013


      How is a human being to be shaped?
      For we can be configured many ways,
      And over eons we have mimed and aped
      Behaviors meriting both scorn and praise.

      Our very malleability may be
      Our most amazing and auspicious trait,
      Our protean potential to be free
      Of any in-bred, predetermined fate.

      What character is best to shape, what skills
      To inculcate if each is to become
      What he or she should be that best fulfills
      Unique potentialities, or some

           Implicit destiny within each soul
           That leaves one feeling realized and whole?