To measure a man all you need is:
a measuring tape- yellow with many black lines
stretch the thing upwards, downwards, sideways and around wards
you can ogle or scrunch your nose at his sheer size
but you'll never be able to measure a man
by his smile or his kindness, by his virtue or lack-there-of
a strong man is a man who cries like a girl when it matters enough
a wise man is a man who doesn't take a good lesson for granted
though never believes in another man's word more than he believes his own eyes.
but, to describe and articulate every which way that a man can be measured from the inside out
is hardly ever useful, besides for clichés, and is never good to strive for, in any case,
because a man that measures in the best form he can, is a man who knows what
he is himself.
2011 Moira G. Gallaga©
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