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mWjRlAm
Honest tongues;
Honest way of life;
Honest weights.

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photo by Jean Scheijen at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mWjRlAm/Oma%27s+Old+Weights

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/
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© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2017.

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Male symbol. Created by Gustavb.

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                    To Make a Man

We better our beginnings or we fail.
Though lads are lads within womb’s earliest,
Takes more to make a man than being male.

Like ships at sea we’ll face an icy gale.
It’s those who conquer self who pass the test.
We better our beginnings or we fail.

Sad, those who let the animal prevail.
A lad can sire but sir be still a jest.
Takes more to make a man than being male.

A fool can roam the streets and end in jail,
But fools lack skills and sense to shape a nest.
We better our beginnings or we fail.

A child will fight for toys, tooth, toenail.
Two dogs can play a game and swell a chest.
Takes more to make a man than being male.

Man’s masculinity is on birth’s scale.
But traits that build integrity are best.
We better our beginnings or we fail.
Takes more to make a man than being male.

© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2011.

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