Sidney Watson

Rookie (2/18/1976 / Portsmouth, VA)

Phenomenal Man - Poem by Sidney Watson

Hard-knock men wonder
Where about my hardness lies
I’m not a gangster, thug, roughneck
Or any of those hard-knock guys
When I try to explain my theory
Their eyes become leery
So, I say
It’s the heart that lies in the center of my chest
The boldness in my feet
The pride that I keep
I’m a man, phenomenally;
Phenomenal man,
That’s me

I’ve strolled the hard streets
Just as hard as they do
Getting where I have to go
To a woman
The ladies follow behind
Pretending to be part of my shadow
I say
Do not blame those guys
For not knowing who they are
They do not know
It’s the courage in my eyes
My spirit in disguise
The wings sitting on my back
The pigment that makes me black
I’m a man, phenomenally
Phenomenal man
That’s me

Women pondered to themselves
What lies beneath the surface of this body?
Tried so desperately
Still, failing to comprehend this inner quality
Trying to explain it
I had them to sit
And I said
It’s the whiteness of my bones
The perfection of my teeth
The designed fingerprints of my hand
The thing that goes unnoticed
That makes me a phenomenal man
I’m a man, phenomenally
Phenomenal man
That’s me

Now, you should know
Reasons why I keep moving ahead
I don’t blame. Nor do I complain
But seek solutions instead
When you see me coming
You ought to be proud
Of me standing next to
My “Phenomenal woman”
And I say
It's in the width of my nose
The curl of my hair
It's the fragrance of my cologne
Traveling thru the air
'Cause I'm a man, phenomenally,
Phenomenal man,
That's me!


Comments about Phenomenal Man by Sidney Watson

  • (6/14/2007 1:53:00 PM)


    This poem was well written and a great read. I always enjoy reading poems that inspire men and give them the credit they deserve. Great job for the author. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/24/2006 11:16:00 AM)


    I love this response to my favourite poem Phenomenal Woman. Well done and I do admire and appreciate a Phenomenal Man...Two thumbs up... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 3, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, October 3, 2005


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