A scanned view of manhood
Required with current perplexion
Exhausted with painful travels
No more escaping reality

A nervous realization of truth
Amidst feelings of self-destruction
Reaching into dark visions
No more being raped

A stark portrait of a penis
Just attempting to understand
The frightful exclusion with shame
No more being shunned

A careful search at its anatomy
Comparing it to other males
Grasping for rights to survive
No more forced threats

A pressure to fully bare
Hidden terrors of scars
Confronting demonic grip
No more torture...please...

For integration of mind, body, heart, and soul...
May 2003
John C. Ireland