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Colleen’s weekly challenge
From childhood the little boy is taught,
that to be male is to be strong.
And to show weakness, is a betrayal of his gender.
But the boy is rarely taught the deeper meaning of strength,
that it goes far beyond the physical.
And so he often suffers in silence.
Afraid to show or tell his story of abuse.
P.SA double Ennead poem for Colleen’s syllabic challenge
- 33 per stanza
- (6/5/11/6/5) syllable count per stanza