As a young American African I never knew nor understood your strife like I do now.
You lost your job suffered from alcoholism and at times was abusive. When you left I was grievestricken. When I was in prison I never got a visit and I did not know where you were.
All the while you were of the Nation of Gods and Earths. What you taught me from young stayed with me. You gave me knowledge of self and taught me math that I could never deny. When the stars aligned the 120 sufficed and helped me along my journey.
Now I am a father and I make no excuses for you but I truly understand the inevitable adversity you were confronted with as a black man. You have since, transcended much of our challenges. I am as proud of you as you are proud of me.
I learned that mistakes are a misnomer for experience. It is the nuance of life that your loved ones are never prepared for. I just want to say I was once super critical of you and now I truly understand. I love you Pops from #CroPo#Mike
Thanks @thatsvyk ♠💙🖤