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Real Men Wear Pink

I stand about five feet eight
I'll admit, I'm a tad overweight
Drive an old pick up truck
Not one to pass the buck
At the moment have a dog for a mate

Dropped out of school at eighteen
Got married in a pair of old jeans
A father of four
When I sleep, I snore
When angered been known to get mean

I grew up huntin' and fishin'
Done more than my share of wishin'
Been in a few fights
Know I'm not always right
For my age, still in decent condition

In my life, I've worked many hard jobs
Its been said, "I'm rough as a cob"
I've smoked and drank
Spent time in the tank
And never, not once, did I sob

I also love being outside
My old skin is weathered and dried
Still play in the dirt
Cuss when I'm hurt
But I do have a softer side

Poetry, I read and I write
These days, prefer music to be lite
Love trees and flowers
Warm spring showers
And swinging on stars at night

I like women who like to hold hands
Take moonlight walks on the sand
Curves excite me
Whispers invite me
A good listener who tries to understand

I wash dishes, do laundry and floors
Clean bathrooms, wash walls and doors
I'm a pretty good cook
Without a cookbook
To be honest, don't mind household chores

Just so you're perfectly clear
I've traveled from there to here
Simple but complex
Know love's more than sex
And on occasion I cry manly tears

Yes sometimes I even wear pink
Wear cologne to make sure I don't stink
Write poems about birds
Use everyday words
And I don't give a damn what you think!



    by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 8/8/2019 10:32:00 AM
I've found this poem plagiarised on another site https://www.powerpoetry.org/poems/real-men-wear-pink the person that has done it has also plagiarised one of min and I expect many more, great poem by the way
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Date: 2/14/2019 12:33:00 AM
Real men DO wear pink (my pink shirt has horizontal stripes) and we cry at the end of sad movies, too (like The Magnificent Seven). Excellent write.
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Date: 11/16/2018 2:08:00 PM
Don't know why Danny Boy but I'm glad I dropped by this masterpiece - my face hurts from smiling and my mind from enjoyin the artful presentation from your gifted pen!!
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Date: 7/24/2018 3:12:00 PM
Absolutely the best ever from any Soup poet who tried to capture all that you captured in this superb write. It's almost as if you know 'me' personally. Sort of scary but I don't deny it.
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Date: 7/21/2017 9:24:00 PM
Hi Daniel, I love this poem so much! It's so homey, interesting,colorful, rhythmic and magical... It had the power to make me read it again and again. A great poem :)
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Date: 7/15/2017 11:34:00 AM
It is easy to see why this is top of the best new poems my friend, and excellent poem and well deserved.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/15/2017 11:41:00 AM
Thank you, S1. So nice to see you again my friend. It really started out as a joke about a comment and it sort of snowballed. I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment:)
Date: 7/15/2017 10:40:00 AM
Nice one Daniel, Its warm funny and I can just relate with ease...that could be me youre writing about. Thanks, really good poem. ;)
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Date: 7/15/2017 11:39:00 AM
I think a lot of men have been able to relate to it and maybe a few women as well. There is no shame in admitting to having feelings or showing them. Thank you, Mark. Glad you liked it:)
Date: 7/11/2017 7:50:00 PM
Amen, Buddy - real men can be sensitive, too ... and, in fact, are not afraid or intimidated by doing so! Love this limerick, my friend - have to fav! :-)
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Date: 7/15/2017 11:38:00 AM
Thank you, Greg. If they are not, they are not real men. I appreciate your kindness.
Date: 7/11/2017 7:56:00 AM
This treasure is now at the top of the best new poems list Daniel, right where it belongs! Yay! Cheers, Connie : )
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/15/2017 11:36:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Connie. I truly value your opinion and support:)
Date: 7/10/2017 10:23:00 PM
Know something Daniel, I think you and I have a lot in common. Except you write great poems. Truly glad I read this one. Just sayin', even though you don't care! - Dean
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Date: 7/10/2017 10:32:00 PM
lol Thank you, Dean.I've read your poems and I think we have that in common too, Dean:) I appreciate your kindness:)
Date: 7/10/2017 7:59:00 PM
I like every word that i read in this oem so you know.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/10/2017 10:30:00 PM
Thank you, Darlene. I appreciate your kindness:)
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 7/10/2017 8:00:00 PM
I like every word I have read in this poem, so you know.
Date: 7/10/2017 7:47:00 AM
Loved it. My feelings exactly. I really enjoyed reading your poem
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/10/2017 10:30:00 PM
Thank you, Andrew. I hope it made you smile:)
Date: 7/8/2017 3:25:00 PM
I get'n sick and tired of congratulating you. Way to go old timer. Top of the heap...
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Date: 7/8/2017 4:00:00 PM
Thanks, Charlie:) Hell, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then:)
Date: 7/7/2017 10:03:00 AM
Ha, ha, ha. Congratulations Daniel on making the top 100 poems and this is most certainly a deserving write. I so enjoyed it. Just wonderful. : )
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:19:00 AM
Thank you, Sharon. It was fun to write. I never dreamed the reaction it got:)
Date: 7/7/2017 8:30:00 AM
Pretty damn awesome bro! with the exception of the kids, i could pass this off as a description of myself (which i'd never do obviously). Thank you for sharing this masterpiece! its F'ing good buddy! F'ing good!
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Jay Vee
Date: 7/16/2017 4:57:00 PM
Absloutly!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:18:00 AM
Thank you, Joseph. I'm glad you can relate:) Do you wear pink? Lol
Date: 7/5/2017 3:22:00 PM
Wow!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:18:00 AM
You can say that again, Jean:) Thank you for being a friend:)
Date: 7/5/2017 9:44:00 AM
Congrats Danny, on your big number one on top 100 poems, worthy write, enjoyed it more second read!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:17:00 AM
Thank you, John:)
Date: 7/5/2017 2:33:00 AM
A beautiful piece..,Daniel..Really an amazing use of words... Congrats for your success in poetry.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:17:00 AM
Thank you, Shagun:)
Date: 7/4/2017 8:39:00 PM
Congratulations on reaching the Top 100 of the Best New Poems Daniel - well deserved and well placed...Maria PS - have you started wearing that 'Pink Apron' around the kitchen as promised!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/4/2017 9:14:00 PM
I would if I had one:) Thank you Maria. I appreciate your kindness:)
Date: 6/29/2017 8:22:00 AM
What a great work this is! I'll bet you eat quiche, too. Wonderful poem, Dan.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 6/29/2017 8:25:00 AM
I'll go you one better, I can make/cook quiche:) Thank you Dan. I hope it made you smile:)
Date: 6/26/2017 1:41:00 PM
eh!..masterpiece
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Daniel Turner
Date: 6/27/2017 12:02:00 AM
:) Thank you, Charlene:)
Date: 6/25/2017 10:30:00 AM
Daniel you put front and center the everyday guy, so many can relate. None of us are without flaws. Made me chuckle! Thanks!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 6/25/2017 10:51:00 AM
It was meant to be a little cheeky. I'm glad it made you chuckle. To be honest, it made me chuckle, too, Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. i appreciate your support.
Date: 6/20/2017 4:08:00 AM
My dear DT we're both the same, nothing is different except our name, the only thing matters, it is the game......
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 6/23/2017 7:08:00 PM
Thanks my friend.... the good thing is that my back is still on my back... That all I can say....I will convey your friendship to my wife.....
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Daniel Turner
Date: 6/20/2017 8:15:00 AM
Thank you, Pashang. How are you these days? Is your back better? Tell your lovely wife I said "Hello"
Date: 6/19/2017 9:48:00 PM
You're my kind of guy. Keeping it real. You can still be manly and write poetry. This poem made my day and so I thank you sir.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 6/20/2017 8:14:00 AM
Thank you, Granddad:) I'm so glad you liked it.
Date: 6/18/2017 9:16:00 PM
I was going to say what I think, your last line shot that down, so I'll just say nice poem and it described a fairly normal life from my side of the tracks...Congrats on POTD
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Daniel Turner
Date: 6/19/2017 11:12:00 AM
That;s right, Frederic. I'm as common as dirt, Just another fellow. Thank you for dropping by. Hope you are doing well:)
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