Poetry: Oh to be a man

Oh to be a man

To walk with those heavy boots

Stomping down the hall

With a booming voice

That makes everyone in its way fall

And feel


Oh to be a man

With a heavy leather belt

And the strength to make it be felt

That man given welt

Those rippled muscles

Ancient genes

Swinging bats and swords

Taking all in their path to their knees

Oh to be a man

To have that strength

To have that power

To not be afraid

To be secure

Not looking over their shoulder.

Oh to be a man

To demand

While others submit

Just to have that


The choice to stay

Or leave

Oh to be a man

With such presence

That can create silence

Oh to be THAT man

It would be easy

With the testosterone


But oh to be a man

who can possess gentleness

Oh to be a man

Who teaches and speaks

in soft kindness

And doesn’t view humble as weak.

And sees a woman in terms of equality

Oh to be a man

Who can rise above

Those men

And purely


14 thoughts on “Poetry: Oh to be a man

  1. This is fantastic! I love how you encompass so much meaning and complexitiy of this subject in such a simple poem. I absolutely love this! Great work!


    1. Thank you very much. I had so much to say that I could only say in poetry form. Which I think my deepest thoughts come out best that way…just in simple words. I so appreciate your comment

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    1. Thank you Lydia! I started the first line a few days ago and the rest just came to me. I just love poetry and how easy for me it is to explain complex thinking in such few lines! Thank you for commenting

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      1. It just kind of comes to me. I won’t write poetry for weeks and then it starts coming and won’t stop for days. I did enjoy the prompt that sara in lala land did the other day. I’m enjoying other’s ideas and prompts and stream of consciousness saturday Linda hill does. They are fun to participate in.
        Your writing is wonderful. Touching. Real. I love it.

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      2. Aww, thank you. It just comes from the heart. I love your writing as well whether it is poetry or prose. I have missed reading yours and others’ blogs and glad I am getting a chance to again.

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