THE MAN OF NOW By Barbara Brewster

So off we creep with a crash and carry, nimble-footed plan,

not exactly finding the willing, perfect man

who can join the women wanting wishful, wise results,

the males are too much sinking in their Levis and Renaults.

But yes, the day is dawning of a different kind of breed,

of a man who simply offers up his honesty and need

to be alive in mindfulness, to live as if he can

know he’s part of something more–a bigger, richer plan.

He sprints along the rosy road reaping spirit talk,

giving up the froth and beer and studly stiff-legged walk

and all the ugly posturings that keep the mask in place

while sending sons to certain death and women to disgrace.

Maybe he’ll surprise himself, sending rhymes up to the moon,

Twisting tantalizing tales of how, once, upon a noon,

he found himself in splendor at the tears within his soul,

Noticing his softness, knowing that he’s whole.

A creature of great caring, who gives as well as gets,

A discoverer of heartfulness, a leader-man who sets

his ship by wisdom’s star and sails on unknown seas,

Who slips beyond his comfort zone asking only that he please

the lover of his life being present as a friend,

and not a greedy, cowering stud whose prescribed high command

is to the upstart lessons of masculinity,

And to so much that went awry down through history.

But now the tide churns up a change,

He open-heartedly does range

upon a newly-seen horizon,

Planting seeds that are ‘arisen’

from love and vulnerability.

Seek for this man, you men of Now, he hides within your hearts,

No wonder you embroiled yourselves with countless, past false starts,

Throw off the curbed, contained degrees of all you held dear,

Sport yourselves upon the seas of a different tide this year,

Find out about the glory of the home within your heart,

Of work that gives you self-respect, of women who won’t part

from all they know of how to be in Truth and Love with you,

Embrace it all, cast your soul upon the dawning New

of all the possibilities–for humanity and you.

Barbara shares her learnings from her poem “The Man of Now.”

Only long after writing this, did Barbara realise an important dimension to the poem.

It’s not only about visible, embodied man. It’s also about universal masculinity–in me—in all women.

About how we’re holding or expressing OUR masculine energy.

Barbara Brewster – SOS (Sower Of Seeds)

Stimulating Adults, Kids, Workplace, Communities in “Bringing Forth” What’s Within

Spontaneity, Creativity, Awareness, Connection, Laughter, Health, Self-Empowerment

Rambunctious Writing  |  Power of Play   |  Living Fully  |

Barbara Brewster

Barbara is an author, adventurer, awareness addict, Patch Adams clown, “wounded healer,” “Joy Machine” entertainer & inspirational speaker, who LOVES supporting people to gain greater awareness, tools, skills and enthusiasm for exploring, embracing, and expressing the fullness of their TRUE selves in all areas of their lives.

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