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.