Man screams and rages, plunders, preys
On others, and sets himself a frenetic pace.
A tortoise just ambles on, in his carapace,
Savouring the quiet life with grace
Thouh he evolved earlier, he shows no trace
Of trying to overrun the earth, colonise space;
I think it may be his long range plan
To wait out the brief flash in the pan,
That is the life of modern man,
Then he can show his true worth,
Inherit, inhabit, make sustainable the earth;
So , for now, he retreats into the haven of his shell
While man tries his best to raise all kinds of hell!