Inflicted with many injustices,
With persistence, determination to his cause
Coupled with a faith that does not falter
Strong man, I admire your hustle.
With pain etched on his face,
worry wrinkling his brow
he carries on with perseverance
even to sacrifice daily pleasures
others indulge in to take care of his family.
Giving love to his woman,
Security for his children,
And peace to himself.
Ever strong, resilience through his hue.
Intelligence with every word he says, his actions.
Strong intelligent man, you inspire me.
Your energy is power to me.
With diligence, you release actions so subtle yet sincere.
Always there when needed
for he agrees with being prompt and cares about time.
He isn’t as handsome, rich or famous
but strong, intelligent and caring enough
doing all he can to provide within his means
to make his woman happy.
Do not judge him by TV standards
for he’ll miss your birthday once or twice,
or give you a smaller gift for Valentine’s day
but always get through to you .
A hustler to your every need
A lover for life
A soldier to the end.
With age, you realize that it’s better to have someone
who’s got your back than someone who can turn your head.
Strong man, we appreciate you.
Through the storm, your arms are a protection
your back endures so much hardship with grace
Sheltering your family with an unflinching love
A pain you carry on with persistence.
The long exhales, the belief in your eyes
and truth that only brings tears.
Strong man, a good woman feels your pain.
Strong, intelligent man
let me massage your back
run my soft fingers with oil to feel your spine
get a touch of a piece that you gave to me
With a pat on your back, for every sequence
that’s how much I love and admire you.
Help you relax, listen and learn everything you know
you don’t have to agree with all I say,
I admire the truth you give, the honesty in your eyes.
Doing all that you can
all the time
even with the nagging, whining, and bitching.
It’s in your eyes, when you speak
your lips when you kiss me
your strong hands, when you hold me
your persistence when everything is cold.
Faith in doubt and trials.
Forgiveness through every mistake…
For you understand passion, fault and being human…
Here’s a toast to you, strong man
I pledge my poetic tribute to all the strong men keeping it real-
And to the real women who understand.