Test all hopes and dreams in the fires of reality.
Weather storms that break ships.
Drown in the waters of tears.
Trust knowing it will be broken.
Love understanding that it will be betrayed.
Learn caution by casting it to the winds.
And when you feel broken,
And breathing is an effort
Do not turn around.
Reflect on the past as one would look into a mirror.
See all that is behind
With you in front.
Go forth in fear,
Such is courage.