I Left Home as A Boy

I left home as a boy

Came back as a man

I used to be quite coy

But now I am able to stand

I learned to show no pain and no mercy

Because this was my journey

By rod and lash I was punished

As the child in me had painfully vanished

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Author of 'Greener on the Other Side' - his fiction has also appeared in 'Pear Drop Journal'. He is at work on a novel that delves into the intricacies, and conundrums of the meaning of manhood in today's world.

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