ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

A Man. - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

A man who knows he is a man,
his gentleness quite freely shows.
His confidence is such, he can
dispense with all the macho shows.
For which lesser men feel the need.
All bluff and braggadocio.

A man who knows he is a man
sees little need to brag and boast
He acts gently because he can
show tenderness is uppermost,
he knows he's not an also ran.
He is a man first and foremost.

His instinct always to protect
The weak, the old and the helpless
He treats all women with respect
But tolerates the foolishness
of lesser men who can't expect
to be admired for manliness.

A man who knows he is a man
within himself is quite content.
By nature he's a gentleman
to all and sundry evident.
He is no ranting puritan!
to be a man his sole intent.


Comments about A Man. by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • Ann Beard (7/3/2013 6:31:00 AM)

    As usual your words have true warmth. I love the thoughts that flow from your pen. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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