Are My Footprints Enough


I have to live for me
But also for those two that closely follow
Showing them where they should
And where they shouldn’t go
It’s hard to be a leader
Especially when you’re the first of your kind
Many times I have doubts flood my mind

Am I doing a good job here?
Are they actually looking up to me?
Am I helping them find out
What they want to be?
Have I gone far enough to be a hero?
An inspiration to never give up on dreams
Showing what it really means
To do something with the life given

All that I do is for them
So that when their time comes
The know what path to take
What decision to make
And even when the make decisions of their own
They can bare the responsibilities
Face the consequences while standing strong
Be able to say that they did something wrong

I hope the pressure to imitate
Isn’t becoming to much weight
I know that they will do great
I believe in them both
I tell my brother to focus
Work hard for the things you want
Like mom says…your dictionary
Doesn’t include cant
I make my sister a warrior
Telling not to cry for anything
Face any foe…looking dead in the face
Never show fear

The world belongs to you both
And so is your future
Both should let nothing hold them down
Look at me
I overcame the odds
I made it through
They can too
Whenever things get rough
And the right way is hard to find
They will have a way to follow
Because I’m going to leave
My footprints behind


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