A Man

A man called a grandfather,
Sexually abused his grandson.
...........a man

A man called a dad,
Rejected his son.
.......... a man.

A man in a public restroom called a stranger,
Sexually abused a young teen boy,
.......... a man

A man called a dad,
Doing manly things...
Hunting,
Fishing,
Baseball,
Football
............................a manly man.

A young man,
...sexually abused,
Doing "unmanly things"
Band,
Chorus,
Academics
..........young "unmanly" man.

A man called a dad,
Arrived late for music concerts,
Left them early...
............a man.

A man called a dad,
Made by woman to attend a college graduation ceremony,
left the ceremony early.
............a man.

Grandfather... a man
Stranger...a man
Father...a man

Grown man.....
Sexually abused by men,
Rejected by a father ...a manly man,
Trying to be a husband,
Trying to be a father,
Trying to be a friend,

............What does it mean to be a man?

GD-2007

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