Wednesday, February 11, 2015


          Imagine now the way things ought to be,
          Then strive to make that dream reality:
          Envision how all life on Earth may thrive
          And flourish, not just meagerly survive,

          For Earth should be a cornucopia
          As fabled Eden was a lush utopia,
          And yet a place for progress to proceed
          Well-guided by a visionary creed.

          This manifesto must transcend combat,
          Recalling that true peacemakers have sat
          And sought serenely how to reconcile
          Their differences, with candor, not with guile.

               Such progress means advancement toward our goal
               Of growing healthy, hardy, wholesome, whole.