I don’t want my long hair, pretty green eyes, with ( no! I do not have on mascara. ) eyelashes, skinny figure, undersized t-shirt, hip shake too much when I walk confuse anybody. I am a manly man.

Within this sissy frame, obviously rib laden chest lies a heart that beats to the drum of a native American ritual dancing wildness. It pumps an ever cascading supply of untamedness that a herd of wild mustangs have yet to grasp. If danger lurks about, I will seek it out. If adventure abounds, there I will be found. If a damsel be in distress, I will show her who is best. I am a manly man.

Because I don’t flush, and I leave the lid up.

I drive a 1988 Ford Pick-up truck. Girls don’t break up with me, I break up with them first. ( Except the last time, it didn’t really work out like that… ) I don’t shave the hair on my face ( Because I still can’t grow facial hair yet… ) But when I can, I won’t, because beards are tough.

I fart, burp, and spit when I want, not caring who’s nearby. Disrespect my momma, and I will punch you in the eye. I am a manly man.

Or am I? I tell my guy friends that I love ‘em. And sometimes, sometimes I even hug ‘em. Not because I’m gay, but because I love ‘em. And when I watched Bambi, I cried. And when my Mema gets mad, I still run and hide.

Like David, I wanna be a man after God’s own heart. And I’m not there yet, but I’m past the start. And when people talk, I try to listen. A spirit of compassion, that’s my vision. Surely I am a manly man. I want to be loved and have love and give love.

And not just that romantic kind either. Although I am looking for that beauty. Not helpless, but wants to be rescued. The damsel in distress, man, woman, myth, true. I will fight for her, climb the highest tower for her, love her, share with her, delight in her, be her warrior, her protector. She will be my crown and I will be hers. My masculinity will be passed down and affirmed to my sons. And each of my daughters will know they are lovely, and deserving of authentic romance.

Society tells me all day long that I’ve defined manhood completely wrong. But you ask any honest man, and he will agree. You ask any honest woman, and she too will see, that I am a manly man.

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    General CommentThis peom should win every single award out there because its so f-ing emo!
    emo_4_uon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBradley is a manly man!!
    amestheamazingon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdid any of you see him in like any concerts. i mean like when bands are like switching stuff on stage( i really don't know how to word it.)becuase i did and might i add it was pretty darn good!
    emo_4_uon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti found out that Brad was tourind w/ the chariot last year.
    emo_4_uon March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLOL Emo 4 u. This is hardly emo. He uses a slam deliver which is AWESOME, and although I'm not Christian, I can still listen to his words and appreciate them. He is very talented, and I assure you that every word in this was picked for maximum effect.

    He uses sterotypes to break them. Although some of his other songs are more "emo" this particular song is about as emo as your everyday country song. He is saying that manhood is defined by your charecter and your heart, not by your physical features or actions.

    It's brilliant.
    stwjesteron June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCheck out his performance of this in a commercial for his book: relevantbooks.com/splashes/bradley/…
    choboon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with stwjester.
    Although some of his songs [I feel really good this day, yes] are definitely about god, other ones, like this, are just sharing his outlook on the world. He doesn't agree with the stereotypes for straight men, he thinks they should be able to show affection with their guy friends without being labeled as gay, ect.
    Afrighton June 27, 2007   Link

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