One day this world will prosper in myriad ways
Which include those of spirit and earthly comfort.
People will be enlightened. There will be no war
Nor defective world leaders as there were before
And are now. Folks will give one another support.
Money won’t be a source of incessant malaise.
Our technology will evolve to the degree
That life will become simpler and yet more complex
In our ways of connecting and keeping in touch.
Menial work will vanish, and there will be much
Interesting employment and many projects
To fulfill one’s ambitions indubitably.
I believe this will happen. I’m no pessimist.
I’m not stupid enough, though, to think that it will
Happen within my lifetime. Some time it will take
For our consciousness’ to be fully awake.
We must learn how to deal with our instinct to kill.
Much of our fear and hatred will cease to exist.
If a few people blossom… a hundred or so
That will be quite fantastic because they can reach
Many others and multiply. We have done well
In the much larger picture. The story we tell
Will be one of our growing. Those willing to teach
Ways of love are the ones who will help us to grow.