Saturday, November 12, 2016


                    The aptest attitude one might assume
                     Is wonder and amazement towards life;
                     Although inevitably it ends in doom,
                     Its modes of growth and happiness are rife.

                     Our challenge here’s to fully realize
                     The host of human possibilities,
                      Especially our sapience, growing wise,
                      While letting no days pass we do not seize.

                     My daily way to celebrate this gift
                     Is to turn out, as I do here, a verse
                     With an ardent intention to uplift
                    The hearts and minds of readers and reverse

                         The fabled curse once cast upon our race
                         By demonstrating wit and style and grace.