Mar 30, 2013

rules

You can. You can't.
There are so many rules you know. 
There were. I grew up with them.
There were simple ones.
Clean shoes and Neat hair.
Ironed shirt and Good manners.
Those were easy ones.
And then there were other kinds.
Do not cross legs while you sit they said. Boys don't do that.
There are rules to be a boy.
They don't cross legs. I didn't. I don't.
When I did in the solitude of my room. I quickly reverted and obeyed rules.
You can't have a hand gestures.
You can't cry.
As they famously put it, "boys don't cry."
You talk a certain way not because you feel like it,
but that was what asked of you.
You obeyed them just like I did.
No questions asked no answers given.
I showed up when the neighbor that I hated died.
I mourned externally but beautifully.
That shows how refined I am they said.
I was a child. I believed.
I mourned.
Half-heartedly but beautifully.
I still hated him. I still do.
Drink beer they said.
Only a child drinks a yellow and red thing called juice.
Beer - did it make them men?
It was bitter when I first tasted it.
But oh'boy did I convince them how I liked it.
Dammit! I drank more.
CHEERS I said. I am not a child anymore.
I am a man.
And that is the true aspiration - being the "idea of man."
The concept.
"Idea of man" but not a human that is important.
Ideal man or woman not a human.
Men don't like reading. They like football.
Anything other than that is for sissies. Yes they have a name for it.
They have other names,
- fat, ugly, weird and bunch of others.
They aren't who they are supposed to be.
It's a crime. Social suicide.
They need to be slim, beautiful, popular.
Yes, popular. That's the word.
They won't survive otherwise. Not a chance.
Unspoken rules.
The End.
The Beginning.


............................................................................................................



5 comments:

  1. Came up with wonderful article after long break!!! Liked it!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. We're now fully soaked for the new found glory of technology. And there are sweet men; intelligent and funny, some recently divorced, others just lonely as well as in search someone to speak to who wasn't a guy.
    Sure, some girls only request small $10 items, but you'll find people that also have insanely priced items on there.

    My web page ... webcam models

    ReplyDelete
  3. I pay a visit each day a few web sites and information sites to read articles or reviews, however this webpage gives quality
    based articles.

    Look at my webpage: Sheikh Zayed Mosque

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have learn a few excellent stuff here. Definitely price
    bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much attempt
    you place to make this kind of excellent informative web site.



    Feel free to surf to my weblog ... Cheap Louis Vuitton Bags

    ReplyDelete
  5. Boris, who was the head of operations at Rexall Place, who was genuinely concerned about my health, and maybe it was just too old for anyone else as Rue.
    Planning, traveling and watching 30 video games statistics In 30 Nights is over and
    done, I planned to rank the attributes of each arena, but
    that's it. He's quite scary looking.

    Check out my website; coupons for video games

    ReplyDelete

stay insanely happy ♥