I am writing to let you know that my time has come and gone.
That like a shooting star I was only visible for a second, the space between
me and you was
I wanted to let you know of all the things
which were left unsaid and undrawn.
Either because I was too afraid
or too young.
Now little brother head my advice.
You're at that age where girls will soon get your attention.-or vice versa cause it runs in the family-
But how I said- girls will get your attention
so brother make the mental connection
that affection, is not
obsession, possession or aggression
that attraction comes from
Brother I expect no less,
So raise your chest
let her hear your heart beat
let her know that you are not a man of straw
the armor you wear is not of tin
brother don't look to be her knight in shinning armor, she'll know that your
metal has never seen war,
show her your scars and she will mend
let your imperfections be the strongest
parts of you.
and brother remember that there is no woman more beautiful
than our mother.
remember that she is the princess and
the fire in the belly of the beast
is what kept you alive for nine months.
remember you have some of that
fire in you.
remember that when mom and dad fight,
mom will always win.
and remember dad,
how he wakes up at 3am to catch a
2 hour ride to 1 paycheck that feeds
and rememeber that he's been supporting his family since age 16
growing up in third world country
supporting mother and little sister
since his dad left him
dropped his dreams
dropped the scholarships
dropped his future
picked up ours
brother remember our family tree
how hard work has been
carved into its wood,
know that the ripest fruits grow on this
brother learn to see the Golden Fleece
ignore the siren's song on your
journey through this sea of monsters
If you do
in their night sky
you will light up their universe like nobody else
don't forget about your eldest brother,
sins came by him,
how the cup would not be passed
to be and not to be that is not the question
The question is who will you be?
lastly, remember to reach up for the
hold them tight,
put them in your pocket
for when times get dark and soon enough
you will have
the whole universe in you,
don't forget it.