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Be that man
Who looks his woman in the eye when he gets home
And says ‘You look beautiful, darling.’
And means it.
Because this thing you have going is

Be that man
Who offers his woman a back rub, a glass of wine
Or coffee
Or simply some time and space
Where she can be herself.
Because this thing you have going is

Be that man
Who doesn’t make jokes about his woman, behind her back
Because she is too precious, too dear
Some things you do not joke about
Because this thing you have going is

Be that man
Who would drop everything in a jiffy to be beside her
Not because she cannot manage
But because you know how much she hates to do it all by herself
Tell her she is strong and brave,
And hold her hand
Because this thing you have going is
 **************© 2018 Preeti Shenoy

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  1. The poems in the beginning of your books are so beautiful and relevant. I was able to understand and empathize my friends bipolar condition after reading 'Life is what you make it'. It really helped me a lot. Thank you.

  2. What is the subject ot the poem Preeti. What is sacred referred to in this poem

    1. What do you think?
      Please feel free to interpret it in however it makes sense to you. Poetry like art, is not meant to be explained.

  3. Awesome ❤ I had refreshing vibes and a smile on my face while reading it!!
    How wonderful life would b with such a companion!! 😍

  4. Awesome poem dear Preethi !!! I am a strong believer of feminism and when the time comes to respect it and love it I will be always this poem is all about what we all think all the while.... I love all what you write... you’re my fav author and have read all your books...

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  6. Wow..... i could feel myself , being as the women who wants to be looked in the eye and get appreciated Preethi, Shared wine and have my ego boosted and my self esteem.............. really good words

  7. So inspiring.
    I think all men must read this .


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