Raging fire on the outside, deep calm within.
Maintain the perimeter, nothing getting in.
There's a storm, a flood, a hurricane of stress
wailing on your barriers looking for ingress
It's a test, it's a trial, is a moment of mettle.
Will you still stand when the dust is settled?
When the world burns away, what do you have left
but your mind, your skin, your bones and your breath?
Start there, hold steady, be a pillar of resistance
then extend your control zone with steady persistence.
Show the world that you won't be moved by devastation
and find strength in your sanctuary of self-preservation.