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I AM NOT AFRAID

Updated on November 11, 2011

I Am Not Afraid

I am not afraid to speak, when a voice of reason must be heard,

I am not afraid to listen, when understanding demands a timely word.

I am not afraid to stand, when others refuse to rise.

I am not afraid.

I am not afraid to have a strong willed woman by my side,

a woman of inner strength, renowned character and, a heart of charity.

I am not afraid to follow her nurturing spirit,

to allow myself to rest in the comforts of her strengths.

I am not afraid.

I am not afraid to make the final decision, to bear the burden of accountability, where the well-being of my family rests.

I am not afraid.

I am not afraid to say, "I love you, you mean so much to me",

I open my entire heart to you, handle it carefully.

I allow you into my most secret place, where no one has ever been.

I trust you will treat it with loving care, and deposit your own love there.

I am not afraid.

I am not afraid of a successful woman, whose backbone is a moral compass.

Pointing toward Peace, Love, Kindness, Patience and Goodwill toward man.

I am not afraid to model manhood, in and out,

to be a husband, father and friend,

I am not afraid ............I am not afraid!

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    • Wehzo profile imageAUTHOR

      Nathaniel Stalling Jr 

      6 years ago from Detroit, MI

      Thank you so much. I will.

      God Bless you,

    • kenyanXstian profile image

      Eword Media Unit 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Nice Poem, keep it up

    • Wehzo profile imageAUTHOR

      Nathaniel Stalling Jr 

      8 years ago from Detroit, MI

      Hi Uriel,

      Sorry it took so long responding, but my work schedule has been hectic, and I have been finishing my second book. Thanks for your gracious comments.

      God Bless.

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      Uriel 

      8 years ago from Lebanon

      Interesting and intriguing as well :D Great JOB!!!!!

    • Wehzo profile imageAUTHOR

      Nathaniel Stalling Jr 

      9 years ago from Detroit, MI

      Happy New Year blue sky 0707,

      Thank you so much for your gracious comment. It is comforting to know that you, as a parent, is already looking to help your son become a man of God.

      God bless you and your family

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      blue sky 0707 

      9 years ago

      Your words were so beautiful and touching...I could not hold back the tears. I have a 3 year old son and all I could think about while reading this was " this is the kind of man I want my son to grow up to be!" With the divorce rate being so high, there are many young men (and women) who need to read this. God has truly blessed you...keep writing!!

    • Wehzo profile imageAUTHOR

      Nathaniel Stalling Jr 

      10 years ago from Detroit, MI

      Thank you Gwen and Gigi, I appreciate your helpful contributions to this hub. I couldn't agree with you more Gigi, about the fear.

      God Bless

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      Gigi 

      10 years ago

      I pray that more feel this way at the roles they represent in life. The problem that holds us back most in every aspect of life: is fear.

      Keep on - Gigi

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      Gwen 

      10 years ago

      Very beautiful poem.

    • Wehzo profile imageAUTHOR

      Nathaniel Stalling Jr 

      10 years ago from Detroit, MI

      Thank you Peter. Contrary to what you may be aware of Peter, this person can be found in all of us.

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      Peter M. Lopez 

      10 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

      This is great. I was convicted. I am afraid that I am not quite this type of person YET. Someday though.

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