My Brother and I

All his life

My brother was asked

Why he couldn’t be like me

But all I wanted

Was for him to be

His own person

On his wedding day

All I could say

Was that it was my turn

To follow in his footsteps

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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
Because
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

Turn Around

Are we still Brothers?
I need to know
If the answer is yes
Where did the love go?

We were like pocket aces
Two of a kind
Now it feels like I fall into
Out of sight, out of mind

I used to expect a text at least midday
Asking what’s up or just to say hey
Checking my location so that we could link up
You’re on your way and pouring a cup

We barely speak these days
When I reach out it feels
Like you have nothing to say
This can’t be real

I still look out for you like before
You’re still a constant in my mind
If you ever need me I’ll be there
In the nick of time

When we’re together it feels like old times
Then you leave and I wonder when
Will I be able to smile with you
And see you again

I told you I’d always have your back
Nowadays that’s all I see
Are we still Brothers?
Why can’t you face me?

Turn around!
Tell me nothing has changed
Tell me you’re not gone
Tell me things are still the same

Turn around…
Can’t you hear me?
Why are you walking away
Don’t leave…

Brother…

Please…

Just…

Turn around…