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#191001 - 11/11/07 05:07 PM A Man
River Offline
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Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 114
Loc: Nashville,Tennessee
A Man

A man called a grandfather,
Sexually abused his grandson.
...........a man

A man called a dad,
Rejected his son.
.......... a man.

A man in a public restroom called a stranger,
Sexually abused a young teen boy,
.......... a man

A man called a dad,
Doing manly things...
Hunting,
Fishing,
Baseball,
Football
............................a manly man.

A young man,
...sexually abused,
Doing "unmanly things"
Band,
Chorus,
Academics
..........young "unmanly" man.

A man called a dad,
Arrived late for music concerts,
Left them early...
............a man.

A man called a dad,
Made by woman to attend a college graduation ceremony,
left the ceremony early.
............a man.

Grandfather... a man
Stranger...a man
Father...a man

Grown man.....
Sexually abused by men,
Rejected by a father ...a manly man,
Trying to be a husband,
Trying to be a father,
Trying to be a friend,

............What does it mean to be a man?

GD-2007

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GD

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#191007 - 11/11/07 05:37 PM Re: A Man [Re: River]
James_dup1 Offline


Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 1332
Loc: Wyoming
WOW this is very well writen. Thanks for shareing it with us.

James

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I have more issues than Rolling Stone!


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#191074 - 11/11/07 11:22 PM Re: A Man [Re: James_dup1]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
GD,

A man realizes the importance of all those things you didn't get as a boy. I am sure you have all those sad lessons in mind as you love and nurture your own kids.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#431612 - 04/17/13 10:36 PM Re: A Man [Re: River]
douglaswil Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 02/26/12
Posts: 35
Loc: Russellville, AR
GD,

HOLY COW DUDE! Man I am tearing up over here.

DW
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Doug
www.dugslife.com
I am DOUG, not Egbert!

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