Unto the Living Earth, I bequeath my unearthly powers.

To teach and share in knowledge is my life.

As I awake or sleep away this life's hours,

There is but one way to reconcile my mental strife.


That way is through the Powers of Love and Mind,

An intertwined entity that can tear a world asunder,

Propel it into chaos or make it the Utopian kind,

But only if Love is not upset by some lust-filled blunder,

Nor mind decayed by the force of misemploy

    or allowed to, itself, destroy.

(from NEVERMORE, FOREVERMORE) (c)1984 by Walter R. Milton