A Man.

By Olawalium | Olawalium | 13 Apr 2021


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To live with responsibilities tied to your shirt,

as you suit up for appointments

and having to comfort others,

when you are hurting.

Staying strong for others

when you are weakening,

so that you can show the world that you are capable.


Having to carry burdens

yet, keeping the body fit

and ensuring not to look unkempt,

so that what you are facing doesn't surface

and having to spend sleepless nights,

just to make extra income,

to demonstrate ability.


It's not easy to be a man,

to wait till everyone closes their eyes,

before letting the tears run down

and quickly wipes it away before everyone opens their eyes.

It's not easy to be a man,

to keep the faith up

and accept fate when things go unexpectedly.


It's not easy to be a man,

socked with anxiety as he knows not

the next shoe he's going to put on.

It's just not easy to be a man,

for responsibilities will call always

and inability to pick its call,

will show his inability.

It's not easy to be a man,

when you see a man, respect him.

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Still me,

My tongue is like the pen of a ready writer.

Olawalium; (Love's chemical content, in human form). Take a dose today: doctor's order.

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