CAN HE BE A MAN

He dabble din the experiences
and toyed with the gentler affections.
Confusing love for lust and truth for lies.
Bragging of conquests that never occurred.
In retrospect wearing the best uniform in his life’s masquerade.
Felt terror in the sight of the “monkey show”.
Can he be a man just because he lost his virginity when he went up the line.
Can he be a man just because he could father a child.
Can he be man when his ego is all important.
Can he be man when he is a traitor to conscience and comrades..
He was not alone but others went forward.
How can he be a man when he ran.

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