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In Celebration of REAL Men

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In Celebration of REAL Men

The strength of a man is not determined
By his muscles or his brawn
It is determined by his strength
To admit when he is wrong

The wisdom of a man
Is not determined by myriad facts
It is determined by the way
That wisdom is seen in his acts

The integrity of a man
Is not determined by his claim
It is determined by the reputation
That follows around his name

The love of a man
Is not determined by mere time
It is determined by each moment
That he makes you feel sublime

The sexual prowess of a man
Is not related to his size
It’s how he satisfies your needs
And what you see there in his eyes

The chivalry of a man
Is not determined by his manhood
It is determined by how he nurtures
You to revel in womanhood

The passion of a man
Is not his need to self-gratify
It is determined by how often
He makes the effort to satisfy

The wealth of a man
Is not seen in monetary things
But by those things that are free
That to your life he brings

The age of a man
Is not seen in the age life deals
But by the strength of his heart
And how young he makes you feel

The sweetness of a man
Is not determined by what he says
But it's determined by the fact
That you want him more each day

The humour of a man
Is not determined by a hurtful tease
It’s determined by how your laugh
When his words your heart please

A man is an awesome creation
That I’m determined to venerate
As Eve’s daughter much in love
This male wonder I celebrate.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 5/3/2014 10:11:00 PM
    wow, I admit at first I read " In Celebration of REAL Man " I assumed this was about me!!!! LOL No matter this is a another great poem!!! Hope you and family are doing well!!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/3/2014 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Arthur. I'm struggling at the moment. I've lost my heart to write....a very sad situation. My dream is fading...It's a rude awakening for me. My work is mediocre at best. Why bother...Hugs
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:18:00 PM
    Wow, Eileen I must ditto all below, wise words to emulate.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/17/2013 12:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Craig! :) Love hearing from you!
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Thank you for your lovely tribute to men. As a man I am very touched.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/17/2013 12:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure! :)
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:21:00 AM
    Nice reading, but here we go again with the telling mode,telling what a person should or shouldn't be . It would be a great poem if you could capture the same ideas using a different style of writing.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/17/2013 12:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Christine...thanks for the tip. I will give it some thought and see how I can work it into my writing!
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 11:26:00 PM
    This is one of those poems where everything just turns out right... each verse is words of wisdom and would be a handy manual for any guy wanting to know how it's done. Did you ever hear of that joke about how God made the woman second because he looked at the man and thought to himself "You know, I could do better!"... I'm a guy and I laughed!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/17/2013 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Timothy...as a woman's libber, I am always sharing that one with anyone who will listen! ;) I'm glad you are strong enough to be able to laugh! :) That is the sign of a real gentleman!
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 5:44:00 PM
    Sounds like quite the guy! I enjoyed this very much Eileen we would all do well to emulate this example.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/17/2013 12:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, thanks for the comment! I'm sure you are doing pretty well in these ratings as is! ;)
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:15:00 PM
    One of my favorites Eileen..so great!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/17/2013 12:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You honor me, my dear! I'm humbled and pleased...to say the least! hugs!
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 10:02:00 AM
    I absolutely love this! Sadly these men are few and far between, read my 'I'll date you if' poem, states qualities I also look for in a man. Awesome write Eileen! Hugs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/17/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cecilia...thanks! I will get to it for sure! I've had a crazy week-end...and I've just now found time to get on the SOUP. Thanks for the post! Hugs!
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:12:00 AM
    poetic wisdom - a wonderful combination! very well done...

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:14:00 AM
    Awwwwwwww Eileen, you understand me better than I thought, especially the size bit lol. Great write this, going in my faves. Ever your loyal follower. Regards Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/17/2013 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh Richard...you ARE funny! ;) I'm honored that you are my loyal follower. Honored, indeed! :)
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 4:41:00 AM
    Exquisite write, Eileen. You articulate well what real men are about. Sadly, they're sparse. Well done, my friend :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/17/2013 12:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Delysia...thank you for reading my poem and for commenting! It means a great deal to me! Well, life is never ideal...and so I guess we can't except men to fit the bill completely! ;) We love them despite their shortcomings and sometimes because of them! :) Hugs!