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

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/3/2020 1:24:00 PM)

    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. interesting poetic expression of love and... tony(Report)Reply

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  • Kingsley EgbukoleKingsley Egbukole (12/15/2019 11:36:00 PM)

    An all rounder kind on man, determined to win love.(Report)Reply

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (12/15/2019 10:51:00 PM)

    A true man to a life partner and lover should be ready to absorb the anger hurled at him from his beloved, as love is what binds them.(Report)Reply

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  • Malabika Ray ChoudhuryMalabika Ray Choudhury (12/15/2019 9:29:00 PM)

    An honest declaration of love! Enjoyed!(Report)Reply

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (12/15/2019 2:54:00 PM)

    Although I have not been able to digest Cohen as musician (songwriter yes) , I will NEVER question his ability as a first class poet. His use of language is powerful and singular is flow and form. He should have been awarded a Nobel. Great choice for modern poem of the day, a Canadian and artistic treasure.(Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K Liyanage (12/15/2019 10:04:00 AM)

    Hearty expression of a dedicated heart. Wonderful. X(Report)Reply

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  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (12/15/2019 4:56:00 AM)

    Where are the rest of the lyrics to this wonderful song by Leonard Cohen? II feel that t's important to present the song as a whole in order to gain an understanding of the overall meaning of the poem. I think the great man would be most displeased to see one of his notable songs cut down in this way....surely food for thought? !(Report)Reply

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  • Mamunur Rahman KayesMamunur Rahman Kayes (12/15/2019 4:43:00 AM)

    Or if you want to strike me down in anger
    Here I stand
    I'm your man....lovely verse(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (12/15/2019 3:32:00 AM)

    it's a fantastic loving poem//

    by any you
    I wanna you
    wanna your whole life with and within me
    o dear(Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (12/15/2019 2:46:00 AM)

    I am ready to wear whatever form you want me to,
    To say 'I love you' need no high-fangled words, nor so much poetic air,(Report)Reply

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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (12/15/2019 1:25:00 AM)

    A brief poem which covers all bases, from the hand of the well-known, talented, and now departed Leonard Cohen. Thanks for sharing this as POD.(Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan MishraGajanan Mishra (12/15/2019 1:08:00 AM)

    here I stand I am your man(Report)Reply

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (11/6/2019 8:25:00 PM)

    Another fine song, which has six or seven more verses though.(Report)Reply

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

    Piece of great elegance.(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan 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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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (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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  • Chris Beasley (11/22/2017 11:16:00 PM)

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

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

    Wow!
    Commitment like this is rare
    Congrats my dear💯💯(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (11/22/2017 10:23:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003