Treasure Island

Allen Steble

(20/04/1987)

(Wonderful Man (inspired by Maya Angelou's great poem 'phenomenal woman'))


Handsome man ponder at my masculine size.
I'm not huge or toned to appeal to the judges eyes,
but when i begin to tell them
they think i'm telling lies.
I say,
it's in the heat of my endurence,
the sweat on my neck,
the direction of my stride,
and the strength of my pecks
i'm a man
wonderfully!
wonderful man,
that's who i am.

I stroll into a room
just as proud as you think,
and to a woman,
the ladies stand or
just stare and blink,
they look at me
like i'm just too crazy.
I say,
it's in the action of my words,
the humour of my jokes,
and those unusual habits,
that make me a bloke,
i'm a man
wonderfully!
wonderful man,
that's who i am.

Others themselves have tried to know
just what they observe in me,
they try so hard
but they just get charred
while trying to work out my interior simplicity,
when i try to explain to them
they think i'm silly.
I say,
it's in the scent of my musk,
the hair on my chin,
my listening ears,
the diamonds in my grin,
i'm a man
wonderfully!
wonderful man,
that's who i am.

Now you truly realize
why i keep my face low,
i don't brag and prance about
with an inflated ego,
when i pass by
i'll let you know.
I say,
it's in the love of my silence,
the sincerity of my voice,
the planned decision,
in my style of choice,
because i'm a man
wonderfully!
wonderful man,
that's who i am!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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  • Danya Qattea (12/27/2013 5:18:00 PM)

    When I read the title, I grinned. To me, it was funny and cool. It's a great poem. In the same writing way that Maya used, but a great poem all the same. Made me laugh. Very cool.9-10 =-) (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (10/10/2013 6:46:00 PM)

    A very nice write about the wonderful man. I am happy that
    you were so inspired by Maya Angelou to write such a piece
    as this. It was so boldly written with such manly and not macho
    attributes. An excellent write with a good sense of humor. (Report) Reply

  • Kaila George (8/6/2013 3:02:00 AM)

    Well Ill be damned this is just brilliant...had me strutting behind you go...wooo...grins...kidding...really enjoyable read I can tell you that much...cant wait to read more of your stuff...10 (Report) Reply

  • surya . (6/24/2009 5:49:00 AM)

    wonderfull. but the credit goes to 'Maya Angelou' who is an inspiration to all of us. but still one needs talent to bring such an orinal copy. congrats
    voted10
    surya (Report) Reply

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