Some Guys

This piece lacks ‘finish’  – it has lain forgotten in my docs.  I uncovered it and posted it as an counter to the bad press some blokes are rightly getting – not all men are the same. 


There are men whom ‘death has not undone’

Loving, lending, forgiving, sharing men.

They don’t make celebrity magazines

No man sees them but they don’t go unseen.

 

There are men, unsung heroes

Mining nightly through sewage channels

Hacking at fatbergs from takeaways

To protect the ‘bloated’ from listeria.

 

There are men, uneducated, illiterate

Who wake before dawn to clean office suites

Or valet motor cars they’ll never drive

Just so their families eat.

 

There are men at cancer ward windows

Fathers, hugging their clustered children tight

As their mother wastes away in pain

And telling them it will be okay.

 

There are men in custody battles,

Fighting back tears as their children

Are raised by their mother’s replacement stranger

He’s got a semi in the suburbs, drives an Audi.

 

There are men, quiet men

Who live insignificant lives

Targeted by cold call scammers

Whose aim is bleeding them dry.

 

There are men who love football

Wear a scarf supporting their local team

And are offended by the foul mouthed

Soul wounding chanting surrounding them.

 

There are men, gentle men

Who would not hurt an injured fledgling

Subject to random violence at the hands of

Militaries from alien lands.

 

There are men who cannot force themselves

Into the too tight shoes of greedy commerce

Nor fight their way onto a commuter train

To avoid being ‘hot desk’ loser of the day.

 

There are men whom ‘death has not undone’

Loving, lending, forgiving, sharing men.

They don’t make celebrity magazines

No man sees them but they don’t go unseen.

 

 

© coolhermit 2020
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Pommer

Hi coolhermit I like it it is a very good subject,but as you say it requires quite a bit of editing.Do it, it could be a winner. Be lucky, Peter.

Jay12

This is a great poem. A little rough around the edges but it says a lot. Yes its true that most men are like the ones portrayed here, but we have to make sure the evil ones are not allowed to hide from their crimes. They must pay a heavy price for what they do as they mark all men as creepy and we’re simply not. A nice read here!

Sweetwater

I like this a great deal, please don’t tidy it up too much, I enjoyed its simple honesty and genuine feel, reminding us there are always men that are kind and caring and not foul mouthed bullies or prowling predictors.
Sue.

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