Life’s shapes are all around

In our environment

The constant rippling of the sea

The shape of leaves upon the trees

The undulating land and plants

The clouds that scurry across the sky

The different species on this earth

Physically different in shape and size

Shapes on which we have no say

Evolution determines their way

But there is another shape

One that cannot be seen

It’s the one that makes us human

The one that shapes our lives

Shaped by what we hear

Shaped by what we read

Shaped by the people that we meet

By those we love and need

It’s the most wondrous shape

Seen through our thoughts and deeds

It’s what makes up the human race

People like you and me