We are born again through fire
by William McGehee
We live, at once, through strife.
Through tumult you can here aspire
To forge the pathway of your life.
We are born again in danger
We live, at once, through fear.
By ardent focus you can conquer,
By effort you may persevere
We are born again with sorrow
We live, at once, through pain,
But by holding fast to hope you borrow
New strength to help you here remain.
We are born at last by choosing
We live, at once, through will:
The fortitude in us refusing
To lose our dreams by standing still.