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Real Man

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Real Man

What does it mean to be a real man?
Pulling out chairs,
Opening doors,
Paying for the meal?
No. It's much much more than that.
What does it mean to be a real man?
Holding her when she cries,
Answering your phone at three a.m.
Being faithful?
Yes. But much more than this as well.
What does it take to be a real man?
Defending her honor?
Putting yourself between her and the danger?
Loving her no matter what?
Yes. But more than all this.
Being a man, means all this.
But, it also mean that when you do all this for her,
You do it because you love HER.
Not what she keeps hidden with thread.
A real man does these things
Because that's what men do.
Well, that's what Real Men do.

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  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Good thoughts penned this morning..Glad that you have put it out there..Enjoyed reading today..Sara

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 2:51:00 PM
    A man will be a real man as long as the woman is a real woman. It works both ways. Good write.

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 11:27:00 AM
    Always good to learn something new.....very, very well written. - where we get them from ??? - The "real man"....lol.. - oxox love and smile // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 10:25:00 AM
    hahaha,love it,now you need part 2,Real Woman