(Photo credit: Glenda Otero)
And I watched through the centuries as men
protected their young, their women, their homes.
And I watched as men built kingdoms, roads and empires.
And I watched as men walked the moon, save the sick, put food on the table.
And I watched in awe as great men worked tirelessly,
To save the world.
Men of timber and calibre, men who love with simplicity.
Men who shoulder responsibilities without squirming.
Men with the courage of lions who turned away from no foes.
And I watched my dad, husband, sons, brothers, relatives, friends
Try to live their footprints in the sands of time.
I love men.
I married one, a daughter to one, a mother to two.
Men are great, and the few and rotten who rape women,
who kill and plunder are not MEN.
They are NOTHING!
I want to pay tribute to great men, to my father, Peter Nelson, you are adored in my eyes, to the man who married me, Kay, I love you with all my heart, you complete me, to great men I have met on my blogging journey, they are many and I hold you all in the highest esteem! To my girlfriends and sisters, (don’t be jealous, I love you, you know that!)
God bless you all!!
Love always! 🙂 🙂
Seyi Sandra David.
There are great men indeed… that’s a good way to paint men, Men have been getting bad press nowadays, not with the recent raping in India. Thank you Ms. Seyi Sandra David!
Thank you for your kind comment!
Great post! Your last three lines are spot on.
Thank you, I’m glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by!
Beautifully written Seyi.
GIGGLING … THIS IS A GREAT TRIBUTE TO WONDERFUL MEN OF GREAT CHARACTERS … TO BE CHERISHED FOREVER IN A LIFETIME … MEN WHOM WE LOVE THAT ALSO LOVE US SO VERY DEARLY …
Thank you Ms. Folashade, I’ve done several posts and paid tributes to women and I thought men too deserve some accolades. Thank you for your visit and kind comment, I appreciate it!
Gosh, I am so blessed to call you my blog friend. Your words move me. I find myself having to read it aloud the third and fourth time. Perfectly written. A wonderful tribute. I always enjoy your posts.
Thank you for the kind comment, I’m very grateful! I am honoured to be your friend. Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you dear friend, your comment gladdens my heart!
A nice post recognizing that there are many great men still out there.
Thanks for the love to us gals too 😉
Thank you Rosy for reading, I just wanted to give our ‘real’ men the thumps up! Can’t do without my girlfriends! 🙂
A lovely tribute and very well voiced. Bless you, dear friend.
Thank you for your visit and for such a lovely comment, I’m grateful!
Thank you for reading, I’m happy you like it!
Aw, ten gbosa for you!! Thanks for the special shout out to all the good men of this world. We are proud of you, sis. You’re a big blessing.
I gbosa back! 🙂 Thanks for the support, I appreciate it!
Excellent written, as usual… 🙂 😉
Thank you dear friend!
Yes, good men — real Men take responsibility, while… the cat looks like it’s yawning.
Exactly Adamjasonp, you’ve summed it up perfectly! Thanks for stopping by!
A lovely tribute to your father! Here’s to the men who have values of kindness and authenticity xx
Yea Yea! Thanks for your comment and visit dear friend!!
Much love. 🙂
I’m totally with you, praising the “men who shoulder responsibilities without squirming.
Men with the courage of lions who turned away from no foes.” I’ve never seen it written better!
Thank you so much Marylin, there are still great men around! Thanks for stopping by!
What a great tribute! I just love this!
Thank you dear friend, glad you like it!
Hallo Seyi sehr schön geschrieben ein sehr interessanter Blog ,wünsche dir ein schönen Sonntag eine Umarmung Klaus
Thanks for your visit and kind comment gageier, I appreciate it! I love your blog, it’s so interesting!
Seyi du hast ja auch einen so schön gestalteten Blog ,eine schöne Osterwoche wünsche ich dir nd dazu ganz viele liebe Grüße Klaus
I haven’t left a comment in a while – sorry. Just to let you know, I’m still loving reading your posts
Thank you Tony for reading my posts! I’m glad for your visit, comment or not, your friendship means a lot to me!
beautiful poem. spectacular photo. I love that you chose the one yawning, like he’s so bored. lol
You’re right, he looked bored.Thanks so much for your visit, it’s truly appreciated!
I’ll be back! lol
Seyi, this poem is music to my ears! Yes, most men are real men and need our respect – good on you! I just went hiking yesterday with my oldest son, and I really admired how much he looked out for me… he learned it from his dad/my husband.
Blessings ~ Wendy
I’m glad you like it Wendy! Just like your son and husband, they epitomise the kind of men I wrote about. There are still great men around! Thanks for your visit and comment!
Much love. 🙂
Wonderful tribute to men, I have/had wonderful men in my life and they deserve praise. As you say the rotten ones are not men! I like that!
Thank you! I’m glad you like it!