The Rogue

To be like a rogue in a forest,

Independent, confident, and free,

Not afraid to be herself,

Not afraid

To be.

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I wish, sometimes, I could be like her,

So strong, so wise, so resilient

To each and every thing the world throws at her.

She bounces back with a smile and a grin,

Never afraid to take on a new challenge,

A new day.

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Through I want to be all of those things,

There is nothing I want more than to have her courage,

To be comfortable with being

Alone.

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She doesn't need anyone to tell her what to do,

To help her through life's dangerous paths and alleys;

She may have encouragement from friends,

But in the end she does it all

Herself.

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The rogue is her own best friend,

Her own confident,

And her toughest critic.

What others say does not matter to her,

For she knows who she is;

She is not the words and lies of others.

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She is and will always be,

Who she wishes

To be.