(after watching Cormac McCarthy's "The Counselor")
“Before your ‘Global Wisdom’ can begin,
There’s Malice, Evil, Wickedness and Sin
To overcome—all manner of ill will
Leading us to torture, maim and kill.
There’s something deeply bent in human souls,
Perverting us from reaching higher goals,
And by such malice is our race enslaved
With little prospect of our being saved.”
So say the cynics, lost in thoughts of sin,
Certain there’s no way wisdom can win:
Not goodness, love, solicitude and care,
Motives too fragile, vulnerable and rare.
And yet, just as in day the sun shines bright,
We see clear evidence of Loving Light.