Essence of a life that’s human
For each man and woman
Enacting a privileged existence
Uniquely passing between us

Lives we lead such potential
Cherish honor the reverential
Our biological machines a gift
Amazing vehicle always a lift

Ability to think emote choose
Reflect a state of win or lose
Attraction repulsion taste touch smell feel
Experience senses intuit heal

See the missing in cultural mores
Commit to follow a worthy cause
Joy of savoring many flavors
Honor choices minimize waivers

Remorse learning changing doing
Sacrifice for others’ pursuing
Sharing pain of injured others
Tending troubled sisters brothers

Time passages cannot be denied
Careful of arrogant pride
Authenticity draws to our fold
Peace quiet as we grow old

What do you want to experience in human form to have a fuller life?

What is lost if you miss the opportunity?

– Stewart Levine ©

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