Thursday, March 12, 2015


            What wisdom have we humans yet to master
            To govern our wayward intelligence
            And spare us from the inevitable disaster
            Our follies will soon reap as recompense?

            When Homo sapiens sapiens grows sapient
            Indeed, and not in aspiration merely;
            When we have straightened out in us what’s bent,
            We’ll recognize what we have longed for dearly:

            The sanity of wholeness and good health,
            Prerequisites for durable well-being,
            Of all treasures, the highest kind of wealth
            And for one’s soul what’s ultimately freeing.

                 The wisdom to discern what’s best for all
                 If mastered will redeem us from our fall.