veeraiyah subbulakshmi


A Child In A Man


Testosterone muscled men have,
The Top and the center, the caves,
Something is there to do the basic,
Nothing is there to think angelic,
Given the work, they do sincerely,
As the kids in the play school aviary,
The children long to be praised,
The children need to be reminded,
The children want to be around,
The loving hearts that care,
In each and every man, there is a child,
That long for the love of a mother,
When the women identify that child,
They have the responsible man in the household,
When the women take good care of that child,
They have the obedient handyman in the household.
When the women try to be funny with that child
The child will be the runaway kid,
Likes to play truant, shows the authority,
Displays tantrums and becomes juvenile delinquent.
Identify and rear that child efficiently..

Submitted: Monday, July 16, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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  • Silver Star - 8,017 Points Roseann Shawiak (11/8/2014 2:16:00 PM)

    Ha Ha, I love this poem! It is the truth of men for sure. I enjoyed the way you portrayed the child in men so aptly. It seems that if the man was not fully taught as a child the wife ends up finishing the job. This poem is unique and fun to read, it tickled my mind as I read it, because I enjoy the child within the men I know. Thank you for sharing this poem. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 271 Points Captain Cur (7/26/2012 6:27:00 AM)

    When I work, play, love, write I do not search for the child in the man,
    I search for the spirit which combines all. Good articulate write of child
    rearing and the important roles of parents who become their first and
    most infuencial guides. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 153 Points Rajendran Muthiah (7/22/2012 7:16:00 AM)

    If the women identify the child in testosterone-muscled boys and take good care of them, they will be useful handymen in the house like the kids in the aviary.. The nature of the children has a realistic description. If the women are funny with these handy tools, they will become truants and will have tantrums and be juvenile delinquents.The women should be a bit strict and funny. A psychological poem giving an idea of dealing with juvenile delinquency. Surely you would have been a responsible, caring mother in your home. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,202 Points Hans Vr (7/18/2012 10:03:00 AM)

    Thought provoking poem.
    Some people remain childish throughout their life. That is not what we want.
    Some people remain child-like throughout thier life. That is admirable.
    I try to keep consciously the dreams of my childhood alive.
    To many adolescents with great ideals get discouraged by adults calling them naive or childish.
    Ideals are not childish, not naive. If just more adolescents would keep their ideals, the world would be much better now. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,202 Points Hans Vr (7/18/2012 10:02:00 AM)

    Thought provoking poem.
    Some people remain childish throughout their life. That is not what we want.
    Some people remain child-like throughout thier life. That is admirable.
    I try to keep consciously the dreams of my childhood alive.
    To many adolescents with great ideals get discouraged by adults calling them naive or childish.
    Ideals are not childish, not naive. If just more adolescents would keep their ideals, the world would be much better now. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,219 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/18/2012 1:45:00 AM)

    Must concur with Charles, and I will also add that the day I wake-up and not have that proverbial yet very realChild witin the Man', that will be the day I will no longer be a complete & happy Man! Very good storyline, astute message....Well Done! ~FjR~ (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,566 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (7/17/2012 8:55:00 PM)

    woman may look for the love of the father in the relationships, , which means how old they grow, there is a girl in every woman, who wants to be loved, praised, encouraged, particularly they expect the gifts wrapped in pink wrappers. that is a different issue. When we observe the human behavior around us, we can easily understand this simple fact (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 673 Points Unwritten Soul (7/17/2012 1:14:00 PM)

    Physical change never mean the child just gone....and a mother also a child to another mother....after all children are we..us but with mature mind, physical as indicator of changing appearance but do we carry better behavior? leave it to ourselves to answer that_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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