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To the men in the world

My mind is unsettled and there is one reason why. It is the thoughts that swirl my psyche keeping up to the death of night. They're not thoughts of theft , rape, murder, or worse. No. They're templates for my dedication to the men in the world.Men, as in, the young male adolescentWho made the mistake of sleeping with girls on all his first dates.No protection he used.Instant gratification was the goal.Unfortunately positive news.Drastically turned him cold "Nine months," she told him, " I was a virgin, you were my first, it has to be yours" And what did the male adolescent do?What action drove his course? He looked her in the eye.Knowing fully well she spoke the truth.He said that he believed and would do the best he could.Today the young man is a father of 2.He loves and adores them.Working constantly to provide the life that they're due.And he is a reason I dedicate this to you. To the men in the world. This is more than a shout out.Deeper than a Hallelujah to Amen.I mean what I'm saying and I'm saying what I mean.So I earnestly ask that you listen very clearly.The last thing I want to do is come across as girly.This is not me giving men respect.This is me giving men worth.God knows there's little of that going around the earth.When I witness an argument between 2 lovers acting as foes.And the women is the tormentor creating the woe.My anxiety kicks in because I know what statistically has the larger probability of coming next.As he clenches his fists and his arms begin to raise.My heart skips a beat as society's prediction will remain unfazed. However instead of beating the devil out of her.He flung his arms around her waist.While she kicked, flew vile words and spat in his face.He hung on to her with the utmost resolve.He quieted her with all his love. He provided an example of what men are all about.Protection, security, devotion and love.And he is a reason why I'm humbled to be in a reality with the potential to be dominated with men such as he. To the men in the world. Men who stay true to who they are and what they were meant to do. Regardless of race,nationality,gender,class or sexual orientation. They stick true to what's real without pulling face. They teach their sons through the actions of their example of what it means to walk with grace. Men who are gentle and kind but know how to be direct an fair. Men who raise their daughters by showing them women have equal flare. I thank you. To the men in the world.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 1/3/2017 11:15:00 PM
Congrats...Great thought! :)
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Date: 1/3/2017 9:00:00 PM
Wow, Abigail, this is different and this is really something. : ) Gotta ask though - how did that guy manage to sleep with girls on all his first dates? ; )
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Date: 1/3/2017 7:57:00 PM
I really love the "shout" factor in this poem, full of breathy attention
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Date: 1/3/2017 11:45:00 AM
Thank you for all the congrats everyone. It's been so long since I was on the site. University has been crazy. Literally only saw today that I won the cotest. Again thank you for all the support!
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Date: 1/3/2017 8:20:00 AM
Great work Abigail. Thank you for reminding us.
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Abigail May
Date: 1/3/2017 11:42:00 AM
Thank you so much!
Date: 5/7/2016 7:27:00 PM
This is perfect! Congratulations!
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Date: 5/6/2016 4:26:00 AM
Congrats on ur great win Abigail ... wonderful pen!
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Date: 5/6/2016 1:59:00 AM
Great win, Anigail...skat
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Date: 4/11/2016 9:43:00 AM
Bitte
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Date: 4/11/2016 8:27:00 AM
When one piles declarative statement upon declarative statement in poetry, one constructs writing as if it were prose. IMO
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Abigail May
Date: 4/11/2016 9:12:00 AM
Dankie!