a man

he is a man
and all that means
he is confused
comes out fists swinging
emotionally stunted
he doesn’t cry
he doesn’t show pain
he is the rock
he is a tornado
a force of destruction

he is a man
and all that means
he is bile
he is hate
he is anger raining down
he is king
he is executioner
he is death
he is strength
he is confused
he is hard
never soft
never weak
for he is virile

he is a man
and all that means
even if he doesn’t know what it means
he is not crying
he doesn’t know how
his beard is thick
he will not bend
he will most surely not break
he was raised to be iron
he is rusted in place

he is a man
he is broken
he is lost
and all the things that means
even if he cannot show them
he is alone

as he was raised to be

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