A “Global Wisdom Culture” may sound grand
Or grandiose, depending how you think:
Somewhere that love and intellect expand,
Or where good sense and realism shrink,
Those who think the latter know too well
That Homo sapiens’s not sapient,
Or if we were, that was before we fell,
And what originally was straight’s now bent.
What hope is there our minds can ever mend,
That with a better culture we’ll grow wise
And what’s innately crooked can unbend,
Revealing virtues we might realize?
That we now have the power to end all life
Requires we wisely learn to mend our strife.