Man of Worth, a poem by Ginny M. Jones at Spillwords.com

Man of Worth

Man of Worth

written by: Ginny M. Jones

 

What is it that makes a “man of worth”?
Can it even be measured?
Put into words?

Is it the breadth of his shoulders?
The strength of his arms?
His physical charms?

Is it the expanse of his mind?
Hidden treasure to find?
Intuitive and kind?

Is it the depth of his heart?
Wide open from the start?
His most beautiful part.

Is his measure wealth or fame?
How well he plays the game?
Such a flickering flame?

Is he defined by the classes?
Missed by the masses?
With heads up their asses?

What is it that makes a “man of worth”?
Can it even be measured?
Put into words?

The width of her smile.
Those long winded sighs.
The value of a man in his woman’s eyes.

Her trust and respect his guiding light.
Does she hold down or will she uplift?
The value of a man is a woman’s gift.

Clothed in sackcloth or wearing a crown.
The value of a man a woman’s choice.
The power of a woman is in her voice.

Ginny M. Jones

Ginny M. Jones

I have always been a writer, letting my thoughts and emotions spill out on paper where I can express myself in a way I can’t do verbally. Perhaps because some things are too difficult to verbalize. Some things you can’t bear to say out loud. Once they’re given voice they become living extensions of ourselves. So, at a young age, I began to write. I wrote in notebooks and on notebooks. On scraps of paper and abandoned napkins. My mother saw this and bought me a journal for my birthday one year. I remember flipping through those blank pages envisioning my words written on them, thinking that now, finally, I could say some things! I'm still saying some things.
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