Leonard Cohen


I'M Your Man - Poem by Leonard Cohen

If you want a lover
I'll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I'll wear a mask for you
If you want a partner
Take my hand
Or if you want to strike me down in anger
Here I stand
I'm your man


Comments about I'M Your Man by Leonard Cohen

  • Chinedu Dike (4/3/2018 7:04:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem written in persuasive expressions with artistic brilliance. An awesome creation. (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (4/3/2018 6:59:00 PM)

    Piece of great elegance. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (1/9/2018 1:44:00 PM)

    This song knocks me down every time I hear him sing it- -his voice is such wicked velvet (Report)Reply

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  • (11/22/2017 11:42:00 PM)

    Oh this is so beautifully expressed to distinguish between true love and fake love.......thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • (11/22/2017 11:16:00 PM)

    Enjoyable I felt I was the man. (Report)Reply

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  • Lea- Beima Dorestin (11/22/2017 11:16:00 PM)

    Wow!
    Commitment like this is rare
    Congrats my dear💯💯
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/22/2017 10:23:00 PM)

    Love with commitment has been nicely depicted. Congratulations for POD. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/22/2017 10:07:00 PM)

    Love with commitment has been exquisitely presented. Touching and stunning. Congratulations for POD. (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (11/22/2017 9:41:00 PM)

    A very deep and encompassing commitment to someone you love is beautifully presented in this piece. Stupendous write. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/22/2017 9:31:00 PM)

    a shrewd way of keeping the upper hand by professing compliance. The astonished listener sits eager to read the next shape-shift. Artful rhymes, half-rhymes and variation of line length. Subtle use of cesura. These things can't be taught. (Report)Reply

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  • Kevin Patrick (11/22/2017 9:04:00 PM)

    Not the full version, but still wonderful to read, I did not like his singing voice, BUT I will not deny he was one of the best writers of 20th century verse. I'm proud that he was Canadian. (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Walker (11/22/2017 7:27:00 PM)

    Leonard Cohen was right in tune with modern attitudes to lovemaking, 'I'll wear a mask for you'.
    'I'll do anything you ask me too'. I think That Cohen was a tremendous poet, songwriter and lead singer.
    His voice sounded 'different 'at first, but it was deep and emotionally convincing and now I can't get enough of hearing his songs in concert. It was so true: 'I'm Your Man'.
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  • Susan Williams (11/22/2017 5:51:00 PM)

    Oh, even written down, I hear his voice singing those words in that raw husky voice of his that sends shivers down my spine! 10 thousand 10's (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/22/2017 2:34:00 PM)

    Take my hand! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/22/2017 1:02:00 PM)

    Reminds me of the song I’M YOUR MAN popularized by BON JOVI.... such a brilliant and lovely write by Leonard Cohen👍👍👍 (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (11/22/2017 10:19:00 AM)

    A lover is ready to do anything for the love- - - The desperation is depicted so nicely in one stanza.
    Thanks also to Fabrizio Frosini for bringing the full text here.
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  • Rajnish Manga (11/22/2017 9:46:00 AM)

    There has to be a flexibility and mutual accommodation between lovers for the longevity of a relationship.
    Thanks for these lovely expressions. Thanks, Leonard.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/22/2017 8:32:00 AM)

    This is beautiful poetry with a strong feeling for her. Loved it. (Report)Reply

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  • Md Shahadat Hossain (11/22/2017 5:09:00 AM)

    what a lovey way to express feelings for lover... (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (11/22/2017 5:00:00 AM)

    A beautiful sharing of a poem so elegantly written.
    Congrats for the POD.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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