Insecurity

   Be yourself they said                  Be a man they said         Don’t be stupid they said

   confident and funny                      beat your chest                 it would be ridiculous

   competent with money                claim your nest             if you were non of this

all in good health they said        be all you can they said   be ruthless instead they said

   aggressive not fully                       reach your best                be actively ambitious

   you’re not a bully                           feign the rest               all you’ve ever wished

                                            stop being so weak they said

                                                  stop having those fears

                                                 stop tapping those tears

                                             stop being so meek they said

                                                  this isn’t what a man is

                                                   this isn’t what a man is

                                                      build your strength

                                                     increase your length

                                                           tilt your head

                                                         towards the sky

                                                          challenge eyes

                                                             always smile

                                                       never cry, never shy

                                                       be a man, have a plan

                                                    own land and understand

                                                   you were born, to feel torn

                                                           one minute sworn

                                                             the next scorned


By masculinity.

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~ by Brad on March 23, 2017.

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