Any athlete worth his salt
can row or shoot or ski or vault,
balance, skate or box or splash,
hurdle, sprint, relay or dash.
But I find it curious
that all these actions furious
do not bring us closer to
what mankind really needs to do.
Instead of trying to beat each other,
overcome, defeat each other,
trying for cooperation
among each competing nation
just might serve to be a sample
that could be a good example
for the politicians who
do not seem to have a clue
of how to share our planet’s wealth.
Instead, by cunning, war and stealth,
they seek to get more than their share
of minerals and food and air.
What irony that they can’t see
how much better it would be
if we just learned it’s cheaper to
expand our neighborhood to view
every color, every nation
every man of every station
each the same as every other–
everyone as sister, brother.
There’s enough richness, if we dare
to treat the world as though we care
for every country, every nation
as one giant congregation
and not a game wherein we choose
that one or the other has to lose.
The words for today were splash, curious, irony and vault. Here are their links: