Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Timothy 2:22 KJV
The lusts of youth don’t always mean the flesh,
But every one is meant to bring them down.
Their vanity and ego cannot mesh
With those who come to wear a humble crown.
There is a need to hear their peer’s applause,
But that lasts just a moment of their life.
Seek favor from the Lord in faith because
Unlike their friends God’s love remains through strife.
Contentions and contempt will mark their way
Unless they live in peace like Christ did show.
Abide with those whose righteousness won’t stray,
Whose charity defeats the biggest foe.
When youth resists the constant lustful lure,
They join the ranks of those whose hearts are pure.