A man is one who listens with care,
his own thoughts and feelings are eagerly shared.
A man is one who will stand up and fight,
and always willing to do what is right.
A man is one who will hold his own,
firm in his convictions, solid as stone.
A man is one who is not ashamed to cry,
even if he doesn’t know the reason why.
A man is one not afraid to star anew,
and face all the things he knows he must do.
A man is one who takes care of home,
never leaving his family helpless and alone.
A man is one who is not afraid to choose,
regardless of the things he knows he may lose.
A man is one who will stop and think twice,
he knows a bad choice will carry a price.
A man is one who is gentle and concerned,
he will change if needed and is willing to learn.
What a man is to me is all of the above,
if he truly cares, he will earn my love.
By Sylvia Porter-Hall