A Poem by Lyn Anderson

something real and good -- inspired by a comment from Paul Bell

You're a guy who
"cleans up pretty good"
you once said to me,
a long time ago.

You're a farmer, a worker,
a red neck at times --
but only
in t-shirts and tan lines,
not in the ways that matter.

You are everything
that he was not.
and nothing that he
used to be.

You never shower me
in praise and poetry,
to wash the dirt of all the
mean you threw at me
the night before.

But when you shower me,
you hold me
like I want you to,
and even wash my hair.

You are
As a man
should be.

© 2017 Lyn Anderson

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Another profound write, words of wisdom, the facets of man.

Posted 10 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

10 Months Ago

Thanks so much
touches my heart ..want to be that "man" ;) i appreciate the tribute this poem also pays to simple, contented, hard working men and women across the country .. unsung but big time heroes .. they stick and are happy with being able to work, pay the bills and maybe have a little left over to blow some on a little fun and happy dancing! nice song too ...

Posted 10 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

10 Months Ago

Thanks so much
Nicely descriptive piece setting out the contrasts between men and espousing genuine, manly virtues over the false ceiling of window dressing.

Posted 10 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much

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Added on February 26, 2017
Last Updated on February 26, 2017
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Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I write under a pseudonym. I don't do Read Requests, but you can PM me if you want me to read something specific. I make friends with people who I read and interact with. I won't accept random reque.. more..


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