Wednesday, June 4, 2014


     In a culture that is wiser than our own,
     what values and what mores would prevail?
     What bad behaviors would it not condone?
     What wayward motives would its laws curtail?

     A Wisdom Culture holds no motive higher
     than that our Earthly biosphere should flourish,
     whose health, because of us, has grown dire,
     and which we need to foster and to nourish.

     Though we should be this world’s most glorious 

     the paragon of evolution’s aim,
     we’ve now become a heinous over-reacher
     quite likely to extinguish this world’s flame.

          I pray it’s not too late to realize
          and act on motives that are truly wise.