Friday, May 27, 2016


                    When Homo sapiens grows sapient
                     Not twice but thrice, what then shall we become?
                     Presumably, we’ll have become unbent,
                     And greater depths of wisdom we shall plumb:

                     Above all else, we’ll then have mastered peace:
                     Warfare especially we’ll have outgrown,
                     And amiability will then increase
                     As we no more to violence are prone.

                    In fact, most folks I know are so inclined
                    And do lead lives of reasonable accord,
                    Are not warlike, but courteous and kind,
                    Their emblem being the pen and not the sword.

                         When we’re no longer anguished and insane,
                         Humanity will then have grown humane.