“You can find me in the club…..” Yeah right! Ocean “fucking” Park, Washington has no clubs!!!! First of all, let me say “Happy Birthday” to my brother Derrick (First & only topic honestly). You were the first person to teach me responsibility. Through you, I learned what it was to be selfless. And thanks to you, I am forever motivated to be the best man, son, brother & father possible. YOU TAUGHT ME! Ain’t that some shit? “Momma’s boy” teaching the “Prodigal son?” Words can’t express how much I love you Derrick. I admire the man you’ve become; From “Spoiled brat,” to “Honorable.” I can only hope to live up to the expectations you have for me. Someday, I hope to see myself within the same light in which you do. Your hope in mankind should set the standard for us all. You’re “Super!” 😉 Honestly, I don’t see how you do it. But I see you brotha. And I love you for it. It gives me “hope” to some degree. And that is what the emblem of “Ra,” is to inspire. (You see what I did there?) We may have different fathers…. But there has NEVER been a “step” between us. I’m not sure if you know this…. But I prayed to “God” for you. I wanted you more than anything in my life. And July 6, 1985, with Mom in labor on I-84W, I took that muthafuckin’ wheel & helped her get to Emanuel Hospital! There’s a lesson in that. So let a brotha preach: My approach may not always be the conventional route. But I’m ALWAYS here to “guide” you, should you ask. You won’t. And I know this. You’re prideful. I kinda guided you in that direction as well. But I just want to “put it on wax,” for the world: You throw up the “Bat-Signal” Brotha, and you’ll get the muthafuckin’ HULK outta me. I’m here for it. Whatever. Whenever. Like I would for my daughters, I’d burn this fucking Earth for you! Our “sperm-donors” didn’t know what they shunned, when they abandoned us. Every day that we live The Life we want to live, we’re showing them our asses! So keep putting in that work!!!
I had my doubts early on. No lie. But I’m proud of you Derrick.
“Grown men don’t try. They do.” And you already know who said it first.