Do you have the courage
to follow the rushes and the gushes
of your river’s meandering flow,
wherever it may lead or find you,
through perilous, peaked terrain
or unpredictable adventure?
Will you vault and lug yourself
up steep inclining mountains,
stoop to drink from its cool spring-fountains?
Will you share your secret passions
on your sojourn with a fellow traveler,
as you warm your hearts by the fire of mystery?
Will you strive to make unforgettable history?
Can you keep your flame raging
through the dark witching hour?
Will you pledge to die for love
or will you be brave to live for it instead?
And near your journey’s end ,will you
with honor defend,the chronicles of your life,
tales of peace, love, joy and strife?
And if you should ever fall short
of reaching for your dream,
can you admit defeat?
Will you have the courage?