a little old woman
me approached on the street
what is the meaning
of Survival? her greet

to the victors the fames
to the losers the flames
what justice is found
in such merciless games?

does The Almighty condone
such dyscompassionate ploys?
is The Unmighty playing 
with forebodious toys?

what is the meaning
of Survival? she returned
the Might are the Right?
is that to be learned?


i pondered a moment 
and twiddled my thumbs
trying to solve
these uneasy crumbs

my thoughts went to Athens
and then on to Sparta
to Rome and to Russia
then back to the Carta

what is the meaning
of Human Survival?
to mentor the Weak
and crush every Rival?

but how can this be
Compassion and War
paradoxical bedfellows
to which goes the score?


then in a flurry
of combustible synapses
i realized the answers
through my cognitive lapses

The Strong do impregnate
i told my dear friend
for without Evolution
our Being would end

the Fit of our Kind
in Love but not war
must strengthen the Weak
who detest that We soar

with empathic concern
we must work without fright
and impart to All Creatures
that this is in sight

November 30, 2001


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