Tuesday, February 17, 2015


          Good Orderly Direction we call God,
          Which raised us from inert primordial sod               
          Investing us with life and intellect 
          As well as one regrettable defect,
          Has left us free to learn and realize 
          How to surpass our errors and grow wise: 
          Transcending conflict and its misery 
          By cultivating peace and amity.

          Why this should be and how it came about 
          Will always be dark issues left in doubt; 
          Instead of brooding in confused despair, 
          We’re better doing what may best repair 
          The damage that our errors long have wrought
          And living by the lessons love has taught.