Shiftless men ponder at where my motivation lies
Iʼm no brute or built to suit white tees of triple XL size
But when I start to tell them, They look on with awe and surprise
I say, Itʼs in the caress of my hands
The power in my eyes
The strictness of my voice
Regardless of my size
I am a man, Remarkably
I walk into the office Head held higher than the rest
and to a woman, She canʼt help but smile Or feel short breath in her chest.
They send signs that they want me But I will only have the best
I say, Itʼs the gleam in my smile
The warmth of my breath
The strength of my back
The way I smoothly strut from right to left
Iʼm a man, Remarkably
Women have also pondered
Just what it is about me
That pulls them in. And with a grin I tell them what they canʼt see.
Story of a man revealed to them MY inner mystery
Itʼs in the tears of my eyes that only my true love will see
The strength of my chest
From pushing my self up from defeat
The care in my thoughts
As Iʼm there for my child
A gentleman of course, But I know how to be wild.
I am a man…
Now you understand Just why I walk so proud
I am what itʼs all about No need to yell it out loud.
You will ALWAYS notice me
Even when Iʼm standing in a crowd.
Itʼs in the curve of my neck.
My skin touched touched by the sun
The words from my lips and the face of my son.
The ambitions of my dreams
My passion in pursuing
The swagger that I bring to whatever I am doing.
ʻCause I am a man…
© M.B. Watson
(Inspired by Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”)