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Moustache Won't Make a Man: A Rhyme to Entertain

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

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