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My Love Letter To My Brother

This started as a simple letter, a few lines to support you, and try to get you on your feet. Momentum got a hold of the process and I found myself saying more than I wanted to say. I do not have the heart to censor it or edit it in any way. Here are my thoughts unfiltered. This is forged out of the truest love I could ever channel, the purest part of my being that I am distilling into digital form and displaying for you.

You are whatever you want to be. If you think of yourself as a Felon, then you are. Societal labels only apply insomuch as you give them credence.

You made the decision to accept the plea. You have to live with that decision. If you did it so you can call yourself a felon, then okay. but it was YOUR decision.

You choose your fate, You choose your label, You choose your future

I know you didn’t rob a bank. To me you are not a felon. Your Family knows you are not a Felon

You are my brother.

You are a person in charge of his own life who is capable of doing whatever you set your mind to. You can get hung up on the Felon thing, this infinitesimally small fraction of your existence, or you can accept it and think long and hard about what you want to do with the rest of your life.

What are your goals for tomorrow, and the week after that, and the year after that?
How are you going to navigate the world in light of the decisions you have made

You are 26 years old, of sound mind and body, and capable of anything.

Now decide what you are going to do with all that health and wisdom, and god given talent

And quit calling yourself names

David was a philanderer,
Moses was a murder
Jesus was a cult leader,
Malcolm X was a two bit hustler and a theif named Detroit Red

These are people who altered the paradigm of human society at one point because they did not accept the labels that the world chose to give them and they stayed true to their convictions and their beliefs. People who chose to live grand lives that outshined their mistakes and labels.

There is a power in you capable of far exceeding even those men, (not to say that you are better than Jesus) my point is that you are capable of anything

Your strengths as I know them:

You are extremely intelligent
Indomitably creative
Talented
Charming
Funny
People gravitate to you,
You hold sway over the lives of men

In case you haven’t noticed there are people in your circle who look to you for advice and direction. People who don’t seem to move without your say so.
They do this because of some innate gift you have to be a leader

You are a leader of men, a conqueror,

Now pick yourself up, shed the labels and nomenclature that the world would limit you with and actually use what you have

Now is the season of Produce. For too long we have toiled in the valley. God isn’t going to pull us out of the valley. He has equipped us with the tools to climb out on our own, and the unwavering strength to stand once we are there. If this family is going to become the shining paragons that I know we are capable of then we will do it by taking command of our destiny and bending it to our will.

God didn’t give us these resources, this talent, these gifts, this fortune and wisdom so that we could call ourselves names, and live under the weight of our depression

We are here to be a light to people.

To be the strong, gifted leaders that help people weather the storms

To guide the afflicted, to shore up the damaged, and build the foundations.

I have said it before and I shall say it again, I am an Idea man, I am going places. I will reach goals that few ever dreamed this little boy from Dunbar West Virginia ever could, and I am going to do that because I long ago decided that I was in charge of my life and if I maintained my faith and adherence to the almighty then I would reach beyond the limits of even my grand imagination.

A while ago I could have accepted a title or I could have done what I did and fought my ass off to prove what I knew in my heart to be a possibility: that whatever happened was going to happen on my terms, and regardless I was going to MAN UP and take whatever design God had in store for me.

Now is the season of produce!

You can spin in circles with self doubt, pulling your self down and holding yourself down with self criticism, and depression, Or you can pull yourself up, take charge of your life and fight.

The brother I know is a rebel

The brother I know could wrestle the Devil himself on sheer will alone.

The brother I know is wondrous marvel whose story has yet to be told

I say all this out of love and reverence

I would say this to anyone I know and love, because I love you:

GET OFF YOUR ASS AND PRODUCE!

Be A MAN and show the world WHO YOU ARE

Show the world that the lion of Dunbar is too massive to be tied down

Show the world that tenacious spirit that bars can not hold

Show the world that you are serious about yourself, your goals, your dreams and that nothing is stronger than you

No man can hold you

No mortal can contend with you

No living thing on this earth can ever bind that which is within you

I started this as a simple letter

Tears are welling in my eyes as I write this because this is so serious to me that I want to hold you to the ground and yell this in your face until you fucking get it.

You could rule the world if you wanted to

You could pull the stars from the sky if that was your desire

You could command the ocean to cease its waves and the sun to go dark in the sky if you just realized for one small second how truly powerful you are

And we are all sitting on out hands, Me, your sister, mom & Dad.

Sitting on our hearts as we wait for you to see the beauty that is in you, to see the wonder that you control, to see the GOD DAMN TRUTH about yourself. Because we can say it a million times. We can know it for a lifetime. But until you see it for yourself then we are a tree in the forest that doesn’t matter because who cares if no one is around to hear it.

YOU are an African American Male, A West Virginian, a Cincinnatian, A Charlestonite, a man of Kappa Alpha PSI, A college graduate, a High School Graduate, a POET a Writer, a Hip Hop Artist, A Spiderman Fanatic. You are a child of God, and whatever else YOU want to be.

BUT YOU ARE NO FELON

Unless you want to give it all up, Walk to the court house right now and tell them to lock you the Hell up

But understand:

That will be YOUR decision

That will be YOUR choice

That will be YOU deciding YOUR fate for the rest of your life

And you will be there because that is the choice you made

You can be all those other things I mentioned, or you can be this one thing. But remember it is about “Choices.”
WE can give you the resources, WE can show point out the way, We can tell you how we see it. We can hold you down and scream in your face but until YOU SEE IT, it doesn’t matter,

Until you take the reigns of your life

UNTIL YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE AND ALL THAT IS IN YOUR COMMAND

We are dust in the fricking wind

We are but a leaf on the breeze

We are your cheerleaders in an empty stadium.

We are 200 people who all have your back

Do you realize?

Do you hear a word I am saying?

I am talking about you actually LIVING

And knowing that it is for a purpose

And knowing that it is UP TO YOU.

And knowing that no man can EVER decide the life that you are going to live

NO MAN has ever had that power unless you gave it to them,

So now go and be yourself

And take control of reality

And show the world who the hell you are

And know that you are doing it with the love and support of over 200 people whose prayers have been with you since you emerged onto this earth. You are stepping out with the strength of a powerful bloodline of kings, conquerors and leaders of men who have walked this earth for generations so that you can be here, so that you can take charge of yourself.

So that you can truly be the man YOU WANT TO BE!

The man that no one can tell you to be,

The man that has never been controlled

The man that has been sitting inside you all this time waiting for his time to truly shine. The man we all know and love and are waiting to arrive. The man YOU have to actually believe you can be before he will ever surface.

It all comes down to you

It has always come down to YOU

It will never come down to anything but you and your choices, and your life.

Everyone else is just a prop in your movie, an aside to your novel. Wind in your sails, but we can only lift you if you are willing to rise anchor and cast off into your life.

GET UP AND PRODUCE

13 Comments »

  1. you seem to be a very sad person. I pray that you will be elightened. To post your sadness and mislead others is wrontg

    Comment by me — March 21, 2009 @ 11:26 am

    • Ridiculous statement sir/madame. You must be an only child with a perfect family. Disgusting portrayal of what an American is NOT.

      Comment by Julia Brindle — August 19, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    • sir, tired for job.

      Comment by d.kumar — October 4, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

  2. I liked this overall, I know how it feels to not feel you have not meet your potential.But Have accomplished alot in others eyes cause they are not your equal but you know better

    Comment by jessica — March 24, 2009 @ 1:02 am

  3. I do not see any thing missleading in this letter.
    Its beautiful.
    Sadness? Yes,Missleading? No
    More LOVE and Wisdom than I have seen in a long time.
    I was a very angry person once due to unearned lables that were placed on me, If someone had spoken these words to me at that point in my life it may have saved me a lot of heart ache and allowed me to stop being angry lot sooner than I did.

    Comment by lieutenant daniel — September 5, 2009 @ 7:16 am

  4. i feel excatly the way u do. when i read this letter i wanna show it to my brother who is in jail or being a dumb ass and doin stupid shyt that will ruin himself and his life. but i cant change him

    but overall good job at writting this letter :)

    p.s i see no missleading what so ever its the truth..and yes somtimes the truth hurts but its gotta be heard some way or another!!!!!

    Comment by stacy — October 6, 2009 @ 12:01 pm

  5. very nice letter? who did u write it to?

    Comment by john cena — October 6, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

  6. great , superb , keka
    really my eyes filled with tears

    Comment by pappu — February 6, 2010 @ 1:48 am

  7. Nice letter, sounds like my brother, no he is not in jail, but could use this to get his life together.

    Comment by brighteyes — April 29, 2010 @ 11:15 am

  8. this letter is most enlivening letter one could ever write to his brother outstanding i loved it :)

    and i dont find anything misleading in this. talk some sense man !!!

    Comment by smitha — October 31, 2010 @ 4:08 am

  9. I want to send my daughter and brother a letter to apologize for some things I did, that were embarracing to them. I have a medical problem and got in some trouble with the law. My life for the last six years has been disasturous. I lost my son 6 years ago. I had to have a complete hysterectomy, then lost my job after 18 years, then almost lost my eyesight, had to have 4 surgeries, then my mom was diagnosed with cancer and I had to move in with her for two years and then lost her last year. I have been under complete psychiatric care since my son passed, and things just kept happening. That is no excuse for what I did, but there is a diagnosis for it. My brother pretty much stuck by me the whole time, but my daughter has had a problem with it. I want to write each one a letter and try to explain to them and appologize to them, but I just can’t find the words. Can anyone help me with what to say? I’m really a very honest person and sensitive to others.

    They are the only family I have left and I need them desperatley.

    Comment by slhmorgan — June 19, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

  10. this letter made me cried for one hour!!!!!whosoever has written this letter is best brother ever in this earth!!!with the power of his words and gratitude of his pen!!!!thanks a lot

    Comment by AKSHAY BHADAURIA-INDIA — December 4, 2011 @ 1:29 am

  11. Such a diatribe of wasted bullshit.If this person neds to be pumped up this much,just to get him moving,then he is already a lost cause.It’s for sure that he will read this conglomeration of tripe many times over.For he revels in this type of phony rant.Just keep telling him how Godly he is,even though he is in the slammer,probably for something he didn’t do! I’m certain God will part the bars,and enable him to merely walk free..free..free at last !! You are so full of bullshit ! You are so full of yourself ! You are so full of phony expectations ! You just keep believing your own line.! Maybe you should write for Harlequin Novels! Come back to earth,earthling!!

    Comment by DICK RHOADES — October 16, 2012 @ 11:47 am


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