Let’s teach our sons

To be a man in this world means
Growing up when you’re only 10
Not crying after cutting your knee
At your first basketball match

Let’s teach our sons differently
Wrap them in our arms as they
Bleed and their lower lips quiver in
Pain so they can learn to be human

To be a man in this world means
You either become the bully or
Be bullied by other men into abuse
Never complaining about the pain

Let’s teach our sons differently
Encouraging them to speak up for
There is nothing weak about asking
For help and vocalizing their fears

To be a man in this world means
Shouldering the responsibility of family
Being the breadwinner without a choice
Because that’s what real men do

Let’s teach our sons differently
Allowing them to make their choices
Realizebe a manisn’t the response and
Money isn’t the parameter for his worth

To be a man in this world means
You must learn to hide your feelings
As being emotional is what girls do
And strength means being impassive

Let’s teach our sons differently
Inspire them to express themselves
In hopes that the world will see men
With beating hearts and bright eyes


Note: Also posted the same on my page
http://penningmyvoice.com/?p=15

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26 thoughts on “Let’s teach our sons

      1. Yes, making more strides with compassion towards each sex will help with the futures balance. Everyone’s voice is getting louder, old norms are dissipating. The best we can do is to monitor our opinions/actions and share love with all genders.

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    1. Few days ago I shared a poem “raise your voice” here and since then I had been bothered that I hadn’t put up things from the other side of the coin so ended up doing this. Thank-you, your appreciation is encouraging 🙂

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  1. U’re so real…So perfectly realistic about everything and you seem to be so kind at heart too…U’ve worked your heart and mind so perfectly in the way of the uncommon truth…I’m quite happy knowing that someone as you still exist somewhere in our world…
    I wish to let you know that i love you so much! and i appreciate you very much too!!
    Good thanks for following my blog.I will be following you too…

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      1. Thanking you also…,dear.More of the pleasure is even mine.
        I wish i could call myself,your friend…Like i could know,i have a friend in,you…Like i could hear your voice…See your face…And know that i have been given such a priviledge as having such a real,human-like-angel,whose mindset seems to be so much as mine;as a friend…?

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