Simple man

Written by: Robert Whitby

I am a man, polished and refined

there's mystery in my eyes not easily defined

I command my respect not with aggression

not physical prowess or possession

My will is of kindness, strength and transcendence

not ill will, ego and vengeance.

I have no need to impress anyone else

I have confidence, trust and respect in myself

No need to beat down and belittle another

I use my strength to lift up my brother

I will conquer my addictions, my demons and fears

growing ever stronger throughout my years

I will never stand idle and sit on a shelf

I will forge temper and master myself