At first I hated it
I wanted nothing more than to flee from it
It took something I once loved and destroyed it
Walls built strong that were toppled and crumbled
The enemy stood at the ready with torches
Pointing the flame at my city
I believed that all was lost
But the more I looked at this enemy
I saw the good in it. How it could bring me life
I began to understand it and desire it more and more.
It started to give me life.
The enemy quenched its torches
and picked up the hammer and nail.
What I once hated is now building me up
My walls are growing higher
My city is stronger than ever.
My family is safe again.