Family is like the mafia. It is a crime
When, organically, we’ve cut a deal to be here.
Family should remain loyal. Blood ties should be strong.
When we outgrow biology, we get along
Much more amicably with the ones we hold dear
And our moments together will endure through time.
Pledge allegiance to one’s own. Is this nature’s rule?
It is true, and it limits all that I can be
If I give it importance that it can’t deserve.
If my guidance is wanting, does that strike a nerve
In the pit of my being? Most regrettably,
If I claimed to be worthy, I would be a fool.
Man must have a young buddy to carry his name…
Someone he can be tough with and tender as well.
Often times there is friction as he comes of age.
When he must outperform you he’ll find his own stage.
As the decades march forward warm stories they’ll tell.
I do learn this in hindsight and feel little shame.