Civilisation is where we can survive
Without having to  kill another to live.

Democracy is where we tolerate
Others’ inimitable views that we hate.

Liberty is where we do as we choose
Whilst respecting others’ moral views.

Freedom is where we can never be free
Until accepting our responsibility.

Faith is an abstract to lift our sights
From this mundane World to different heights.

And the best we can do in our life span
Is to do the best with these that we can.

June 1997