Lillian B. Rose

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The Measure Of A Man (2011) Poem by Lillian B. Rose

the measure of a man
Is not in a number of scores
Or the record of loves in a lifetime
The number of times he hung up without speaking
The measure of a man
Isn't in his educational attainment
Or the number of patches on a letterman jacket
It isn't the people who claim him
Because he was popular
It isn't the courts he served on
Or his leadership abilities
It isn't his competitors glories
It isn't his spiritual gifts
It isn't his decisiveness
The measure of a man
Is in his love's eyes
It is the committment to love he shows daily
It is his determination to not abandon her
the measure of a man
Is in his character
His values and determination
It's in his consistency
The measure of a man
isn't in how often he grunts
Or in the strength of his arms
But in the defense of his heart
Becasue a real man isn't afraid to try
He takes the chance because it's you he already loves
A real man would rather die for love
then live one day without it
A real man loves with his soul
Because a real man is God's Obedient Child
and that makes all the difference

Submitted: Monday, October 24, 2011
Edited: Sunday, July 29, 2012

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