I am confident and strong in my breath and my gate,
I cherish sincerity, honesty, and the ability to communicate.
My smile is a welcome, my laugh is for enjoying,
my anger is like thunder, and my silence a forewarning.
Do not speak of lies, as I have no time to waste,
I crave a friendship that is deep, true and ornate.
I may journey alone, together, or in a group,
I am just as happy as an only soldier, my very own troop.
Should our paths cross, should our roads collide,
I will happily welcome you in as I have nothing to hide.
I am who I am, I am who I chose to be,
I answer to one name, that name is authentic me.