Certain Guys in 2019-- Just Show Up
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I won't ask for the thoughts that are birthed in your thoughts, for I know that some will grow angry, even take a vigilante stance and crow Unfair, and it's My Rights, and maybe so. But certain groups of young men in this age have got to reclaim their Manhood by simply becoming a man who is not too good to Show up!
By that term, Show up, I do not mean be Mr. Goody, Goody, Two Shoes, or be the Alfalfa in Our Gang reruns. All I mean is for you to Show up--running is going to cost you way too much. And you will end-up tired to the bone. Show up first to yourself, then to your companion and if you have been charged with Marital Abuse, Show up, Own up and take it like a man. You cannot hide forever and the pricetag will be one that you cannot pay. And if there is a part of you who is growing inside your companion, Show up. Be there. Sure it might be sticky for awhile, but a man will be what men of our day done. They Showed up.
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I detest the males who are living behind someone who has given them everything without working for it. Those days are limited. Oh, there are a lot of men who are mere cowards--fearing the sweat of Responsibility of a Day's Work or maybe a job to where they will have to feed three under a roof. It's not a glamorous life, but Show up regardless--throw off those irritable cautions, you have listened to the same old rhetoric over and over until I swear that your ears are beginning to look shaved off to your head.
In my life, I worked. My wife worked. Guess what? We both made the decision to work because life lay before us and with a baby to feed and clothe, but my wife helped me by Showing up. She didn't walk away and leave me in the cold, winter wind. She showed up when I was the weaker of the two and dumb when it came to speaking up as a man way too young to be a husband and dad.
But here we are 43 years later and both of us retired. Our only daughter passed away on this date, Feb. 11, 2016, due to a heart attack stemming from respiration problems in her sleep. Her heart was simply worn out. But she Showed up and gave us Three wonderful grandchildren who a part of her still lives. They are and will always Show up when they reach adulthood and hopefully Show up when they become one half of a Marital Partner and a mother or dad.
February 11, 2019___________________________________
© 2019 Kenneth Avery