Wednesday, May 21, 2014


      Let’s say there is no Heaven and no Hell
      but just a myth devised to make us good;
      nor yet an Eden where our forebears fell,
      reminding us of how we always should
      comport ourselves with true obedience
      to those Commandments by which all may live
      in loving concord with a common sense
      of dignity, and willing to forgive.

      And yet such stories serve to illustrate
      a vision of how humans should behave
      if we would grow into the full estate
      of our humanity and finally save
      ourselves from failings that we would despise
      once waking up and growing wholly wise.