“THE VALUES OF THE WISE”
for Jason A. MercheySo, what then are the “Values of the Wise”
That all well-meaning souls should realize?
Most certainly the first one is that love,
Compassion, fellow-feeling rise above
All other motives harbored in one’s heart,
And giving love is always where to start.
But yet you must be canny to detect
The waywardness of others who elect
To take advantage of your charity,
Abusing it and you maliciously—
So master then a cunning kind of love
That shelters both the serpent and the dove,
That knows the vagaries of the human heart
And grows a mind not only kind but smart.