What is seen and what is presented..........

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A Moment in the mind,memory and thoughts of a worn out warrior

Submitted: December 31, 2012

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Show me a knight in shining armor, and I will show you a man who has done nothing. 

Show me a knight in dented armor, and I will show you a warrior who appreciates follow through. 

Show me a man with a clean motorcycle and new leather, and I will show you a weekend rider who never waves. 

Show me a man with mismatched gear, a dirty bike and a bug ridden face shield, and I will show you a man with a Road Dog spirit and a tool kit with all the right tools who will help you on the side of the road. 

Show me a man who stays in control at all times, and never concedes, and I will show you a man with insurmountable insecurity. 

Show me a man that can say “I love you” whenever he feels it, and can reach out for the warmth of a loved one even when he is angry, and I will show you a man that has learned the value of his heart and can live with his insecurities. 

Show me a man with all and only the newest gadgets and doo-dads, and I will show you a man who is afraid to stand on his own merit. 

Show me a man with some self made equipment old and tattered and I will show you a man who is good at what he does, and takes pride in a job well done. 

Show me a man that gets upset for what he has not asked for, and I will show you a man afraid of rejection and responsibility for his actions. 

Show me a man who asks for what he needs, and I will show you a man that deserves it. 

Being a man is not about the best, the newest, to coolest or the opinion of others. Being a man of true character and value means being your own man, and standing tall without recognition or praise. In the loneliest moments a man of true character can falter and need the warmth, kindness and validation from someone he loves, but even if he doesn't get it…..he will stay the path. 

Be a great man. One day at a time. What kind of man were you today? 


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