Time break me down and yet the walls around my mind say solid People try and break me down and yet my heart goes out to them My mother try and raise me up and yet i still struggle to walk on my own My father try and be the model of the man i want in my life and yet he always fails My sister looks up to me eyes glistening with curiosity.. she keeps me going My brother Raymond looks at me.. eyes empty; soul bare. He keeps me praying My brother Derek looks at me with envy he lets me know im doing something right. My brother Desmond looks at me and he wants to be nothing.. boy has no darn clue. But he says he wants to be famous.. he keeps me nervous. I come home to a place of my own.. full of MY furniture.. look at MY backsplash in my kitchen that i put up MYself... it keeps me humble. All these things keep me.. locked up.. caged.. with no where to go or turn. But when i kick my shoes off.. and lay on MY couch.. two little dogs weighing 30 pounds total come and jump on my chest... tails wagging... eyes curious.. ready to play.. Foxxi Cleopatra.. the diva.. the FOX! Shaft! The jack russell.. the MAN! With everyone else requiring me to push myself harder to achieve, these little furballs only want me to put down the food and water. They expect nothing more.. and yet the sheer smile on my face makes them overjoyed. THEY KEEP ME SANE!