I am a skeptic with regards to god;
I am a cynic with regards to civilization.
I think most social problems;
Are of our very own making.
I am an optimist with regards to people;
I believe in humanity.
I think all that there is of goodness;
Is derived from within you and me.
Institutions are our undoing;
Civilization is too uncivil to me.
Church and State are compatriots;
To manipulate and condition the minds of the free.
No flag do I salute;
No god do I embrace.
No people are my own;
Except the entire human race.
When I breathe my last;
I believe my being then shall end.
If you are now breathing;
Then I regard you as my friend.
If harm you intend me;
Then avoid you I will do.
If peace and harmony please you;
Then I will converse with you.
Good luck with this thing called life;
It happens only once I think.
In terms of time unfettered;
Our span is but a blink.
Be happy, be well, be free;
Enjoy the life you live.
Be content to merely be;
Are the limits of the advice I give.