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Simple Man
July 23, 2014
3:45 pm
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A man is bigger than the life you see.

Sure, he'd like to scale mountains,

challenge the sea,

fight, journey, live free.

Beneath the stars he'd sing his songs

embellish his story

and drink to the good ones gone,

who shared for a time

the struggles that lead to glory.


That's the life no one sees

because he's willingly tied himself

to family and civil friends

and to strangers too

when a hand is needed.


He lives peaceable and carries on

when everything seems to just go wrong,

the wife's complaint,

children at war,

trusted friendships turn hollow.


How easily he could break the web

of fragile promises.

But the vows he made are made

to last, and everyday he chooses to hold fast,

to endure and carry on.


Mostly no one knows.

But a man can know another man

and a man can know his brother.

This is the way it's always been

since time began

if you're a man.

July 31, 2014
4:46 pm

Points: 5122
Thanked 126 times

...such a truth and strength behind this piece... A man who sticks with his morals and duties is truly just as great, if not greater, than he who shuns simplicity for a life of adventure though solitude. Reminds me of my own father.

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