Coming home every night
to a family that is so tight
gives me a feeling deep in my belly,
even if my brother is a little smelly,
that all my hard work, boring classes, and long hours at school
should not make me feel like a fool,
instead I am proud of myself
for ensuring that I will not always need other people's help.
Knowing one day
that I will have my own family in play
and that I can continue this tradition
gives me a reason to go on a mission.
I now promise myself that I will achieve all my goals
and every step that I take toward them
will motivate me even more than anything else in the world can.