The Strength of a Man

The Strength of a Man 
Copyright © July 15, 1999
Jacqueline Marie Griffiths

The strength of a man
isn’t seen in the width of his shoulders
It’s seen in the width of his arms that circle you

The strength of a man
isn’t in the deep tone of his voice
It is in the gentle words he whispers

The strength of a man
isn’t how many buddies he has
It’s how good a buddy he is with his or your children

The strength of a man
isn’t in how respected he is at work
It’s in how he is respected at home

The strength of a man
isn’t in how hard he hits
It’s in how tender he touches

The strength of a man
isn’t in how many women he’s loved
It’s in how true he can be to the ONE woman he’s trying to love

The strength of a man
isn’t in the weight he can lift
It’s in the burdens he can carry

One Response to “The Strength of a Man”

  1. Jacqueline Marie Griffiths Reply September 30, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Thank you for the lovely words. I do try to visit web sites that display my poem, in an effort to keep it shared with others in good taste.
    Jacqueline marie Griffiths
    Scorpiox2x@aol.com

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