Trudging along,

the hard and misty road

directionless but not lost

so tiring and cold

She kept walking brave and bold

catching every ball of opportunity

ignoring the traps life had set, only keeping her eye on her goals

her dreams, every step took, oh so close

She fell but picked herself right up

her friends, family encouraging and lending tools

her eyes filled with determination, just enough

standing stern, hot and cool

She cheered, throwing her cap

its over, after the long journey

she graduated, at last.

The bruises life had left, made her stronger, braver and happier.