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Boy VS Man

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Boy VS Man

There is only so much energy 
Only so much I can expend
I must be wary and save up
For somebody who won’t pretend

I have only so much life force
Only so much that I can spare
I need to use it frugally
For somebody who’ll truly care

All my days on earth are numbered
Soon my precious time will be through
So please tell me, my pretty boy
Am I wasting it all on you?

Are you going to break my heart, boy?
Are you going to make me cry?
If you’re thinking to fool around
Then I’m going to bid you goodbye!

You see there is only so much, dear
My time and love are in demand
I don’t have an endless source, boy
So you had better take your stand!

Decide to be exclusive, boy
For my passion will make you burn
It will add days to your life, boy
You'll forget what it means to yearn

Life will not last a long time, boy
Please tell me that you’ve got a plan
Promise me I’ll never regret
Expending my life for my man!

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  1. Date: 5/22/2013 11:25:00 PM

    I liked this, Eileen. I wonder if crossing over to manhood is more like falling off the edge of cliff than a slow and arduous crawl? Sometimes life doesn't give you a chance to take it slowly... you gotta be a man and NOW! Hope your love is more Man than Boy... :)

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 8:13:00 AM

    A pleasure to sit and read poetry this morning. We are getting snow from the Hurricane and the cold northern air coming down from Canada here is Piqua, Ohio this morning. I am glad your excellent poem was one that I came across to read. I hope you are having a good day and if you are in the mist of this weather that you are safe and remain safe Eileen. Love, Carol

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 10/31/2012 4:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks every so much for the post, Carol! Glad to know you are safe. I'm here in Lebanon and besides the ocassional car bomb, I'm sitting pretty! :) God bless! Hugs!
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 6:26:00 AM

    You put into words what many of us have thought when dating younger men...nice write... Victoria

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 10/30/2012 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Victoria! Unfortunately, sometimes it is the older men who are not yet real "men"! ;) Have a good day!