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Essentiality

August 11, 2015
By futurista12 ELITE, Far Rockaway, New York
futurista12 ELITE, Far Rockaway, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"And though she be but little, she is fierce."- Shakespeare


Big brothers are essential; fathers are not

I made it this far without you in case you forgot

When you learned I wasn't meek and mild

You ostracized your youngest female child

As I got older, my defiance rose and I grew bold

The only one not afraid to speak my mind

Yes, afraid, but determined to push fear behind

As long as I'm alive, you best

Treat my mother right

Because I stand for the right, as I've seen

Fathers love their wives and treat them like queens

You are no hero to me, no not when

My big brother taught me that I was beautiful

Because you caused my self-esteem to fluctuate

And die

No, not when he was both father and brother, he

Sat me down and taught me everything I needed to know

About life, about boys, about everything under the rainbow

And when he listens while I cry

And feels my pain inside,

I know you'll never be a hero in my eyes

No, not when you fed me your lies

I don't hate you- it's your actions I despise

No, I didn't have a choice

But, now I raise my voice to say

I'm glad I don't have a father

Because

I'd rather have a big brother

Any day



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