Sunday, December 21, 2014


          Neuroses and psychoses and the rest
          Of what assails the ailing human mind,
          Keeping it from functioning at its best,
          Erratically confused and misaligned,
          First needs attending to with therapy
          That sets it on a course of rectitude,
          Regaining what is known as normalcy,
          Yet further on there’s more to be pursued:
          A higher functioning beyond just “health,”
          A positive psychology that aims
          To mine a deeper vein of human wealth,
          That wisdom which antiquity proclaims
               Is Homo sapiens sapiens’ birthright,
               A way of thriving in a brighter light.