I Am Not A Lone Runner

I am not a lone runner,

Mama. Didn't you hear?

There are 5 others out there

Who share my fear

 

I am not a lone runner,

Mama. Can't you see?

There are 5 other girls

Very similar to me.

 

I am not a lone runner,

Mama. My brain is nothing new

some share my ideas,

albeit a few.

 

I am not a lone runner,

Mama. You may not agree,

But 5 other girls are

Just like me

 

I am not a lone runner,

Mama. There's 7 billion people.

Surely I'm not the only one

In disagreement with the steeple.

 

I am not a lone runner,

Mama. Nothing is wrong

with my mind. I know you don't 

think it, but I am strong.

 

I am not a lone runner,

Mama. And you know I love you,

But I need to make my

own opinions, too. 

 

I am not a lone runner,

Mama. didn't you hear?

There are 5 others out there

Who share my fear

That due to our thoughts

Ostracization is near.

 

I am not a lone runner.

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