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A man must rise

A man must rise
from the decadent youth
stand tall in fear
and know the truth
for when he sheds
that infant tooth
a man will rise for sure

A man must rise
and face the blows
from the fists of the soul
are the jabs he throws
from the battered body
and the bloodied nose
a man will rise again

A man must rise
and lead the boy
shield him with love
and comfort the cry
when the boy falls
show him how to try
and a man will rise someday.
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Posted: Jul 2012
About this poem:
The measure of a man

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This is sheer GENIUS! What a fantastic portrayal of leaving adolescence and stepping into manhood! Congratulations on a very well written, very well thought out poem!! And a great big welcome to a new talent on board!!! handshake thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up
lmgad good !
lmgad good !
yes, when man rises, the world would be saved.
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