Thursday, October 23, 2014


       Why are we humans here if not to wonder
       If humans are a blessing or a blunder?
       For all we know, we are the best there is,
       God’s progeny and evidently His
       By virtue of our keen intelligence,
       Although at times we prove immensely dense:
       That sapience for which we’re doubly named
       Betrayed, and our high aspirations shamed.

       Is there some way we may at last redeem
       Our negligence and rectify the scheme
       By which we live and cultivate instead
       New habits and a culture that has shed
       Its waywardness and thus may realize
       The glorious benefits of growing wise?