What is it to be man

To know and make that

Difference that only

Intelligence can

To show one’s compassion

In times of need

To put aside that desire

For greed

What is it to be a man

To make sacrifice when

Only you can

Show those things of which

Others do dream

To hold one’s own and

Smother that dream

Of how things are and

Could have been

To look out in wonder

At those things once seen

What is it to be a man

To hold the hands of children

And be the best we can

To share a vision of things to

Come

To laugh cry but also have fun

What is it to be a man