A Chauvinistic Male? Poem by Joseph Anderson

A Chauvinistic Male?

Rating: 5.0

Long years ago we said our vows,
Which ended with a kiss;
In thinking on those years, I see
Some trials, some tears and bliss.

I oft time lead in many ways,
But sometime lean on her;
Though mutual sharing is our goal,
That oft does not occur.

My friends think I'm aggressive,
That seems my natural bent;
We walk the married road, perhaps
The way God surely meant.

Our children honor and respect,
That greatly pleases us;
The tender harmony we share
Is an even greater plus.

Please pardon, please this age'ed male,
Raised in a different clime;
Forgive him for he has become
A symbol of his time.

Both praise or criticism would be
appreciated. Perhaps it would clear my mind.

Hans Vr 11 June 2012

I love the sincere reflection that goes on. If just more of us could reflect on what is good and what is not in our life, the world would look oh so different. Excellent piece of poetry.

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Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 12 June 2012

As long as your children respect and honor you now, you must have lived a very productive life in your prime, though you called yourself still aggressive..Thank you for opening your heart to us. I think that it is beautiful..

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Valerie Dohren 12 June 2012

Only you know in your heart if you are chauvinistic - if you feel you are, you can always change.

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Walterrean Salley 13 June 2012

I oft time lead in many ways, But sometime lean on her; Though mutual sharing is our goal, That oft does not occur. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing from the depths your heart. The years have made you wise, and It's a blessing that you share these little gems with us. Thanks. 10

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Walterrean Salley 14 June 2012

Oh, and you seem the perfect gentleman Joseph.

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Patricia Grantham 31 January 2018

Wow that was really great! A subject no one wants to discuss but you did a great job with your expressions!

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Tom Billsborough 28 May 2016

yes, a very good rhythm. I suppose us Chauvinists are off trend at the moment but we'll be back! I reckon you got it just right. Seems to have worked in your case. Mine too! Tom Billsborough Ps I reckon they got your age wrong. Bet you're 21

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Thomas Vaughan Jones 28 January 2014

Very reflective Joe. We walk the same road. The meter runs easily, tripping off the tongue and making for one of those reads which creep in and catch you in the throat. (P.S. As you already know, my parrot is of a like mind) :)

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John Brown 29 November 2013

You seem no more a chauvinist than most men Joe. It's just the way we men are, and our traits are built into our DNA. This is not an excuse for bad behaviour, but sometimes we have to be tough, and aggressive, and it is all too often a frustrating and precarious balancing act.

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Heather Wilkins 07 October 2013

sounds like a near perfect marriage. a good read. enjoyed this one.

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