Brave

Is it wrong,

That I think someone is,

Brave,

When they are being themselves?

That when they gain their individuality,

Even if they are cowering in fear,

They are surpassing,

One of the hardest gates of life.

Because being Brave,

Does not mean without fear,

It means you go forward,

Even when you want to stay behind.

Bravery is the ability,

To face your deepest nightmare,

Battle it step by step,

And come out with a smile.

Not just any smile,

But the smile of a warrior,

Someone who honors the shadows of the night,

But does not bow in their wake.