Saturday, February 7, 2015

          The violent clash of our contending wills
          Is that behavior shared with animals,
          An attitude that ultimately kills,
          Less sensible for humans than for bulls.

          And thus the course of evolution should
          Now elevate us to a higher state
          Where doing harm gives way to doing good,
          And sympathy has abrogated hate.

          It’s plainly that we’ve grown too dangerous
          Not to have our reckless powers constrained,
          And when our wills contend, we should discuss
          A settlement whereby we both have gained.

              Cool reason and just dealing must prevail
              Or our whole human enterprise will fail.