Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
I didn't want to wear a checked shirt and grow a moustache -- that's what you had to do, and everybody did.
-- Neil Tennant
Moustache won't make a man
and nor does an absence of it
so to deserve an admiring fan
you've got to have a true grit.
Huge moustache or thin
bushy one or hardly seen
with a goatee or smooth chin
none of that will make you win.
It's charisma and strong vibes
not that advertised hairy face
and that is all that describes
the manly man of any race.
There are those who try to hide
their true nature soft and tame
masking their vulnerable side
out of pride, or out of shame.
Somewhere religious rules may dictate
distinction from the "weaker" gender
while secretly evoking their hate
for not being nice and tender.
But then again, moustache could mean
merely a decoration on man's face
although it should never be seen
as replacement for manliness.
© 2022 Val Karas