Planet Earth will certainly cease to exist one day but it need not be the
consequence of humanity.  As darker days begin to prevail it will be a
humanity functioning as extensions of ourselves that will then consider
all who went before with clarity and a sense of reverence.  Solace will
be found in the realization that it is they who represent the full
evolution of humanity on earth.
Upon reflection we will then know...
Those who were evil tempered our goodness, those who suffered greatly will deepen the
appreciation of those who experienced the justice afforded by their sacrifice.  Though there
were many moments of doubt and self-inflicted catastrophes, the life form of humanity will
regarded as the species that learned the most and had the most to learn relative to
harmonious living with one-another and all other life forms.  The understanding we will have
gained may well convince the co-habitants of our planet to ultimately speak well of the
cumulative human character.  
Long after we are gone and
well before the end...
I will look upon my days
and think of you.

It is then I will know
better then any time prior....
the many things
both beautiful and true...

At that time
and there upon after
I will say it again
just as I say it today

it was an honor
and a privilege
to have lived
in your time.

THE END?...
Will the progress we made be all for naught?  Surely our time on Earth will
have meant something.  Perhaps as even the universe itself matures, new
life on other planets will emerge.  The lessons we learned will pass through
the conduits reserved exclusive to all good things; allowing new peoples to
start civilizations founded upon the notion of universal equality- an issue we
so desperately struggled to grasp.
We will meet again some day
if we both commit to know it.  
Some will see a stranger
It won't be you my friend
Seen as one
and not of them
tho we will know better...
you and I
we took it with us
to begin again
not to start over
Rather,
from where
'We; left off.
right
left
Alternate Ending
right
left
Those who were evil tempered our goodness, those who suffered greatly will deepen the
appreciation of those who experienced the justice afforded by their sacrifice.  Though there
were many moments of doubt and self-inflicted catastrophes, the life form of humanity will
regarded as the species that learned the most and had the most to learn relative to
harmonious living with one-another and all other life forms.  The understanding we will have
gained may well convince the co-habitants of our planet to ultimately speak well of the
cumulative human character.