said, "Man's home his castle is to be."
that it's true I here do now agree.
as for reason I must needs depart
wisdom more conventional at heart.
home is not a place for man to hide
all the terrors of the life outside,
where he can for needed succor go
there provide for other's needs, also.
place from which to rally to the fight
a place to run when put to flight.
never there to stay for times too long,
there is little time to right the wrong.
vision of him resting satisfied,
dog so faithful lying by his side,
not the view of life I can promote
home ought not to have a circling moat.
home should be a place to welcome in
world of people deafened by the din
war that's raging on the battlefield
life which daily seeks to see fates sealed.
must step out—be bold—invite them in;
for needs and warn of lurking sin
waits to pull the strongest to his knees
by the slightest whim his will to seize.
your eyes from such a sight
sinners trapped within the maw
damning sin, afoul the law
God, and slipping into darkest night.
will reach the world?