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A Complex Man

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A Complex Man

Just because I’m a dirty old man
Doesn’t mean I don’t need love
Just because I have calloused hands
Doesn’t mean I don’t wear gloves

Just because I curse a lot 
Doesn’t mean I don’t say prayers
Just because it doesn’t grow on top
Doesn’t mean I don’t have hair

Just because I’m always watching sports
Doesn’t mean I don’t like to go to a ballet
Just because I don’t talk too much
Doesn’t mean I’ve got nothing much to say

Just because I have two left feet
Doesn’t mean I hate to dance
Just because I don’t argue much
Doesn’t mean I can’t take a stance

Just because I didn’t call today
Doesn’t mean I don’t want another date
Just because I rarely take a chance
Doesn’t mean I can’t tempt fate

Just because I wear blue jeans
Doesn’t mean I don’t own a business suit
Just because I live modestly
Doesn’t mean I have no loot

Just because I write simple poems
Doesn’t mean I don’t like to read Voltaire
Just because I didn’t shed a tear
Doesn’t mean that I don’t care

Just because I may appear one way
Doesn’t mean that I’m that man
Get to know me just a little better
And you’ll see how complex I am

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  1. Date: 10/22/2011 6:47:00 PM
    wow, really nice poem. The strong silent type CAN be more than simple!

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 5:29:00 PM
    I suspect this just scratches the surface... keep 'em comin' please, Joe. Enjoy readin' muchly! Namaste~N

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 1:56:00 AM
    What a great write! Enjoyed reading this with my cuppa this morning. Best wishes Em :)

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 1:23:00 AM
    a really good rhyme Joe, great flow, much enjoyed

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 11:45:00 PM
    Awesome poem! I think I'm going to have to make it a fav