Poem: A Man

A man
Is not made
By strength alone.
Not defined
By bulging muscles
Or rock-hard abs.
A man
Is not valued
By the number of women
He’s slept with.
Is not measured
By how big
His dick is.
What makes a man
Is his heart.
How loving he is
How hopeful
How faithful.
What defines a man
Is how open
His mind is.
How vulnerable
He’ll let himself become.
For a true man
Is invaluable
Measureless.
We need
To recognize
The true nature of
A man.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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