Saturday, July 4, 2015


               To take for granted this abundant wonder
               Of consciousness and grand intelligence
               We own would be a monumental blunder,
               Clear evidence of impercipience.

               The proper way instead ’s to celebrate
               The gift with which our species is endowed—
               No better way than working to create
               That which would make our own Creator proud.

               Good Orderly Direction brought us here
               Endowing us with capabilities
               That in no other creatures now appear
               And opportunities that we must seize.

                    Our calling and our duty then is plain:
                    To compensate for our original stain.