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#82298 - 03/01/06 07:44 AM This Place
Bobby Offline

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 1287
Loc: Arizona
This place
This world
These unbelievable men
Like men are taught not to share
Reaching out
Like men are taught not to touch
Like men are taught not to cry
Nurturing one another in wonderful caring ways
Wounded in a way that gives then special sight to see the wounds of others
Bind them up
Heal them

Seeing now inside other men
Not forced to see the muscle flexed
The icy stare
What we were taught to be as men
But seeing now the feeling man
The caring man
The loving man
The things that men are born to be

No lack of strength
There is no lack of strength in caring
More strength found in the gentle touch
Than in the iron fist

And no one even knows we're here
No one knows this world of love
This world of kindness
This world of caring, pulled from pain

No one knows this world exists
Or would suspect
For, you see, men cannot feel this way
Act this way
Be this way
It's not a part of who they are

What a pity that we had to be so injured in such awful know
The true nature of men
Their greatest strengths
Their gentleness
Their caring

I'm so glad I know
So glad my memory of men
Will not be the one of pain that followed me so many years
But this one
In this place
Of men who heal the heart

I'm healing now, and I wasn't sure I would.

#82299 - 03/01/06 11:11 AM Re: This Place
Derdlecar Offline

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1316
Loc: Ogden Utah, USA
Thank you Bobby.

I too feel the same about this place.
This place where I don't have to pretend,
Pretend to be he who I am not.
A place where no one will call me sissy.

Love ya,


If a man would get his life on track, he must first go back to the place where it was derailed.

#82300 - 03/01/06 11:31 PM Re: This Place
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Nurturing one another in wonderful caring ways
Wounded in a way that gives then special sight to see the wounds of others
I won't comment further, except to thank you again for the insight and grace of your wonderful poems. They help me so much.

Much love,

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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