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A Man With Options

Updated on June 1, 2012

He had a lot to say about life
He’d just about seen it all
He'd been taught a few things
About how love can rise and fall

He said a man’s as faithful as his options
And it’s an insult to turn a woman down
He always looked hard at beauty
But he never liked their little crown

He would ask, “What does it mean
When a woman does a double take?”
Then he’d say, “It means she’s mine
‘Cause a girl won’t look at what she won’t make”

He was cocky
Because he knew what he had
He’d been burned before
But he figured it was their bad

If a woman wasn’t deep enough
He’d go to the bottom without her
He didn’t like the social scene
That's not what made his heart stir

He hated that song about girls wanting to have fun
It told him all he needed to know
He wanted somebody who was a little more than that
And not just something for show

He wondered what his last love should be
But would it be a woman or just to live free?
It’s hard to know what’s the best thing to love
Should it be a person or something you can’t see?


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      Mark Lecuona 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @LaThing - Thank you for the nice comment! Being free is so important but the longing for a lover is there too... it's a gamble to give up sure freedom for the chance for passion...

      @Jackie - Thank you! I'm glad I'm not too predictible.

      @Tonipet - Thank you for commenting. Another person is the best thing to love on one hand because the love of freedom could be considered the love of selfishness; but freedom doesn't have to involve pain.... it just means you can be who you are and you can still help others; but then there is the loneliness...

      @raciniwa - Yes it does come down to the heart in the end does it not? Your heart does not lie; but it can be moody and forgetful....

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      maybe it's best to let the heart decide...awesome poem...

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      "A Man of Options" makes people think. What could be something you can't see that's worth loving? It's kind of really hard to know what's the best thing to love. The most important thing is a man of options know what love is. Great piece. I'm voting up!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Interesting, it didn't go where I thought.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Very thought provoking poem..... Especially, these two lines,

      "He wondered what his last love should be

      But would it be a woman or just to live free?"

      Beautiful and sharing!