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Monday, May 29, 2006

Who Will Stand?

Hmmm,
How do you-
or
is there even
a way
to determine
whether or not
a man understands the gravity of his station as a father?

I am not sure.

Of course,
I can surmise
that a man who understands the gravity
digs his feet in, and stays-
come what may.

And I can surmise
that a man who doesnt understand
his importance
runs away.

But where do you put the ones
who slink away...
solely because they do
understand the importance
and the gravity of being a father,
yet refuse to rise to the challenge?

Are they men at all?
Noemi Lee
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COMMENTS
Brian Dorn 23 August 2006
Brilliant write, Noemi... I love the way the poem developed and you stuck the ending! ! Brian
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Joseph Daly 29 May 2006
This really grabbed me Noemi. So tightly structured and a theme that refuses to go over the top. Written from a woman's view I feel that you suceed in portraying a universal issue. Yes, there will be those who will find much to empathise in this, but I feel that that is not your intent. A very impressive read my friend.
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