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Olny a Man

Only a man would understand
these struggles and pain
and yet not cry
 Working a job you hate
trying to redirect all hate
knuckles sore and bruished
 Trying to handle responsibility
and being a lover
a father
 A work day doesn't end 
each moment a constant fight
another struggle
but can't afford to shed a tear
 Nor reflect upon the hurt
shaking it off
people are    depending upon you
setting personal feelings aside
 Being a superman who bleeds
cut and injured from life
battered and belittled
 A paycheck doesn't equal to this pain
being forced to suck it up
and deal with it
holding back the tears

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  1. Date: 10/25/2010 9:41:00 AM
    you've shown the baggage men carry, strong write, enjoyed this one,..P.D.

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 10:38:00 PM
    powerfully emotional piece you have written, I think a lot of men feel the same way, enjoyed reading your work this evening