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A Man is A Man

Poetry By: parkelis

How do you define a man? Is it a masculine, brawny fella that keeps you safe, or someone who can comfortably cry to you?

Submitted:Feb 7, 2011    Reads: 40    Comments: 1    Likes: 1   

A: I'm super, duper, pooper nervous. I don't know if I can do it.

B: Don't be. Your hair is looking slick. Smile for me.

A smiles

B: Perfection. Now do a twirl...this is one rad, bad-boy outfit. You got this in the bag.

A: Thanks, I can always count on you. Today, I'm a big boy... a man, really.

B: Don't get ahead of yourself, Bud. Do it first.

A: Okay, okay I'm going. Ugh...this is scary.

B: No it isn't. What can go wrong?

B pushes A

A walks forward to a table with a single girl dowing her homework.

A: Sarah Jenkins...

Girl looks up, staring earnestly at A

C: Yes? Hi.

A: Sarah Jenkins...Ms. Sarah Jenkins, will you... WILL YOU GO TO PROM WITH ME?

C: Uh. I don't speak english. I've gotta go.

C pushes past A

A: Oh, okay.

Hey wait, you CAN speak english. You're speaking it right now.

A runs after C

C: AHHHHHHHH. Help, some nerd is chasing me!!! Someone help me.

A slows down. B comes up to him.

B: It's okay Bud, there are other fish in the sea.

A: Why the HELL are you talking about fishing?

B: It's a meta-

A: It's ever, my life is over.

A falls to the floor. He begins to...


B looks over to a girl staring.

B: This is a man.


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