While shots and shells of hate
Fall around thee
Remain castled in love.
While bombs of misunderstanding
‘Neath the deep caves of compassion.
While poisonous vapors of delusion
Seek to choke the life of thy wisdom
Mask thy soul with taintless love.
For the castle of love divine
Is a safe haven
From temptation’s armies.
Dig a moat of steadiness
And fill in with love’s waters
That selfishness may not swim across
To behead thy soul’s wisdom.
— From Inner Culture Magazine, March 1939