A Real Man
He is strong and firm, yet has a caring heart,
He may not be a book scholar, yet he is very smart.
His love for God is the rock for which he stands,
I'm talking about a real man.
He's a husband, brother and even a dad,
He can be the best friend you've ever had.
He is sometimes hated upon and often misunderstood,
Never meaning any harm, and in people he always look for the good.
He is a solemn fellow, humble and kind,
He's the type of man any woman would want to find.
But let it be known he can stand his grounds and speak his peace,
Yet he strays away from violence, and tries to keep the peace.
A man like this you may find it hard to understand,
For the man I speak of is known as a real man.
And he sometimes have to give in, even though he was right,
And to provide for his family, he will work all day and all night.
Even when he's sick or hurt, he still handles his business,
For the strong in him is what you'll see, and never his weakness.
And when you're a real man, it doesn't matter if you're white or black,
And if a real man get's knocked down, he'll stand up and get back on track.
To a real man, in this game called life, there is no losers or winners,
And a real man can ask God for forgiveness because he knows we're all sinners.
And it doesn't matter where the bottles spins or where it stops,
A real man will come from the bottom and always land on top.
Miguel “A Poetic State of Mind” Keaton