Tender twenties, misty passions,
healthy, vivid indignation-
burning, vibrant are compassions,
heady pride that’s gold and brazen.
Take your direction from your Lord,
set your heart on what he wants-
when older reaping is in store,
the heart alone, emptied founts.
For many tears have become dust,
reservoir stands almost gone,
clot of bitterness, painful rust,
little from this may be drawn.