45. When he plays truant

When he plays truant from earth,
He fails to learn
The wisdom of sacrifice-light.

When he plays truant from Heaven,
He fails to learn
The vision of God's Silence-height.

When he plays truant from his inner home,
His life becomes
A forest of ignorance-night.

When he plays truant from his outer life,
His life becomes
The dance of destruction-fight.