752 Golem, 2018 3-16-18

Don’t let it happen, men!

Don’t let the blood spitting,
front-teeth-missing,
rugby player
or that
goose-steping-skin-headed
neo-nazis
or Jim Anderson,
the father
who never knew best,
or Atticus
of Mockingbird and Watchman fame
become the new frame
for your new
model and mentor.

After decades spent melting the molds
of obsolete masculinity
in the firey
crucible of change

(and resolving the attendant male bewilderment)

don’t reshape the new ideal
from the soft clay left on the table
into a remake of Grandpa!
(He was as confused
then
as we are
now!)

Yes!
I know there are no precedents!
(Just look what we have for president!)

But,
we have a unique opportunity here!

Don’t waste it by merely
regimentally reconditioning the old.

Ask the Women!

They’ve been yelling loud and long enough
for us to have learned something of what they want!

Consult humanities long history!
Surely there are suggested readings.

The Spartans were mighty men
and their women
matched them shield to shield.
What might we save of that memory?

There are too many Food-Lions now
to give logic to resurrecting
the hunter-gatherer,
but their co-operating community,
each member of equal
worth,
say
and pay,
is a valuable take away.

Search everywhere!
Use the mud wisely
to create a NEW MAN
on this Sixth Day.

And let Male and Female,
they,
from the same Image created
alike,
all say,
when we are done,

“It is good!”

( enough for now.)

About Ken Greenman

Married and Happy. Retired and busy. Living in NC. 71 and counting. December 12, 2020 and it's 72! ... I would love some written comments, critiques, adulation or kind suggestions.... If you have the time and or inclination, please feel free! Not in fear but by faith. We will see. See you later! If you ever want to talk for real, email me and I will send you my cell number.... I am enjoying this!
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