My Inner Child

I’m selfish, I’m rogue, I’m loud,
I’m boorish, I’m grumpy, I’m proud,
I’m a bully, I’m a badass, I’m a fuss,
I’m a batty, I’m a devil, I’m a curse.

I’m bossy, I’m cruel, I’m insane,
I’m naughty, I’m stubborn, I’m vain,
I’m a liar, I’m a traitor, I’m a jerk,
I’m a monster, I’m a mess, I’m a dork.

‘Cause I’m a pirate, I’m a ninja, I’m a gangster,
I’m a child in a costume, I’m an inspired actor,
an ageless Peter Pan under the skin of a grown-up,
everything but the shape of a committed adult.

I’m funny, I’m sweet, I’m gentle,
I’m cuddly, I’m cheerful, I’m subtle,
I’m a charmer, I’m a doll, I’m a fairy,
I’m a wonder, I’m a sweetheart, I’m a cutie.

I’m joyful, I’m strong, I’m bright,
I’m cool, I’m nice, I’m polite,
I’m a jewel, I’m a hero, I’m a flower,
I’m a rebel, I’m a fool, I’m a fighter.

‘Cause I’m a cowboy, I’m a cop, I’m a writer,
I’m a child in a costume, I’m a tireless dreamer,
an ageless Peter Pan under the skin of a grown-up,
everything but the shape of a committed adult.

Let me be all of these things, let me believe the lie,
give me, from time to time, moments of fantasy,
My true self is speaking only when I dream high,
just help me keep the child living inside of me.

 © Emilie