Life’s Consilience

The span of man is a mysterious consilience.
God made, or a ponded brew.
For are we mortal or a noble prince?
To conflate is to make cryptic sense.
For from the start we live on cue.
The span of man is a mysterious consilience.
Life’s meaning is all quite dense.
A babe was new. Then, soon withdrew.
For are we mortal or a noble prince? 
But, some would say, tis just a coincidence.
For those who really know are few.
The span of man is a mysterious consilience.
They are ethereal and not of this tense.
To reach such wisdom is hard. Who knew?
For are we mortal or a noble prince?
One day we may know, yet, rather hence,
For all to know cannot be true.
For the span of man is a mysterious consilience.
For are we mortal or a noble prince?

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Ray Shermer

Ray spent 21 years in radio broadcasting followed by 27 years as a real estate appraiser. He taught real estate appraisal at the University of Missouri, Ozarks Technical Community College and St Peters Community College. Ray loves writing and always has. After Ray retired he attained the Certificate in Higher Education in Creative Writing from Oxford University in the UK. Writing short stories for the Certificate was exciting especially since he was in his seventies. How many people do you know have done that? Since then the genre has become his obsession and he loves to write them often.

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