O sons! O daughters!

"O Timothy," (O Timothea!) "keep
that which is committed to thy trust."
There are those wizards that peep
and mutter that you must
avoid. There are those clouds of dust
that rise from nowhere and obscure
your vision—and those sudden thrusts
that try to knock you down
when you are just about to win
that longed-for crown.

O sons! O daughters!
These are not mere words
that have nourished you! They are your light,
your life, and they come forth
from Love's most quiet center
into which your inmost heart of hearts
desires to enter.
There—in Love's center—you are safe
from would-be wizardry,
from subtle lies or brazen lust.

There you will keep
in sanctity "that
which is committed to [your] trust."

Doris Kerns Quinn

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