A Plea from the Heart

Come forth, I summon that other part
Let no darkness seep into my heart.
With the power of the waxing moon this prayer is wrought
That lessons might be transmitted and taught.
Let me burn with the light of a thousand stars
That I might dislodge the shadows that cloak their hearts.
Teach me altruism and humility
That I might perceive this world without hostility.
And most important, gift me with love
As below, so above.
Fortify my barriers and temporarily seal off my receptors
That I might have the fortitude to balance both pillars.
Until my last breath may I serve
Grant me what I deserve.