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NEED FOR IMD: INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY POEM -- JOHN D. EVANS

As long as there is a boy
Who never met his father
As long as there is a lad
Who has no "daddy and me" stories
As long as there is a male child
Who spends his time out of class
On vacations, game stations
Detentions and suspensions
As long as there is one
Lost, blind, refuse to see
There is a need for IMD


As long as there is a young man
Who feels his pants must sag
To feel cool, to dig deep
As long as there is a man-in-training
Who speaks profanely
As long as there is a child, a son
Who wears shackles and sores
Manners, pride, and courtesy
As long as there is a man,
Anywhere, needing to be free
There will be a need for IMD

As long as there is a man
Who sacrifices for his family
As long as there is a man
Who loves and whose love is sweet
As long as there is a man
Who keeps on climbing
To the tip-top and won't stop
Pursuing, living a dream
As long as there is one
Any time - did, doing, done
There's a need for IMD


As long as there is an old sage
Sitting beneath an anci…