I want to honor Sean Casey LeClaire for his work with men. Especially his poem…Men Come In The Room.
It has always inspired and left me in awe after reading it out load. The front page of my website was co-created with his poem in mind.
Pleased read and visit hie site if you feel called. He is an amazing coach and will has done wonders working with men.
Men Come in the Room
Men come in the room. Mad men. Glad men. Been had men. Many men. Honest men. Drunk men. “Barely holding on, man!” Men come in the room. Men whose lives have been ravaged and wives have been raped. Men who have raped men come in the room. Pill popping. No stopping. Pussy hunting. Mushy men. Men come in the room. Barrel-chested hairy men. Scary men. Old men. Young men. Movie-going middle-aged men. Men come in the room. Bald Buddha-loving men. Fast talking. Bullshit walking. Still drinking. Coffee-pouring men.
Men come in the room. Men shoveling shit from their lives. Men without wives. Men who won’t listen to their wives. “Gotta get that bitch back!” Men come in the room. Men without men in their lives. Gay men. Straight men. Horny men. Hungry men. Men who were once men. Men with cocks come in the room. Angry men. Anal men. “What’s with that attitude man.” Guitar men come in the room. Gotta get the hell out of here men. Men with hurt bigger than mountain men. Broken token—just a shadow of a man. Men come in the room. Barely men.
Men come In the room. Doctor men. Lawyer men. Ladies’ men. “Who the fuck do you think you are, man!” Woodworking wild men come in the room. Poor men. Poet men. Porno men. Pot-spinning men. Men who have spent more time with the devil than most men–Praying men. Men come in the room. Money men. Toy-loving men. Men who act like boys. Chain-smoking wheelchair-rolling sober men. Soldier men. Saint men. Sinning men. Only men.
Men come in the room. Crying. Lying. Dying men. Men whose mothers were like men. Fatherless men. Men come in the room. Big men. Soft men. Fast men. Lucky and loose men. Troubled men. Hard-driving finger-flicking never gonna stop pushing the river men. “See you cocksuckers later, man!” Men come in the room.
Kick-ass and kiss-ass men. Bleeding in your bones men. Liver- bloated heavy men. Skinny men. Men who can say to other men, “Bigger trees have fallen at my feet, man.”
Men come in the room. Men dragged across their front lawns by men-in- blue men. Drinking, fucking, fighting men come in the room. Raging, rocking, no- stopping, truck-driving, boiler-making, metal-shaping, saxophone-playing men. Skull-cracking men come in the room. Bad-ass guns in the car men. Men come in the room. Messy men. Married men. Scared men. “I can’t breathe in here, man!” Forgotten men. Forgiving men. Men with bowl-like bellies, arms, and hands. Men with tree-trunk legs and feet. Laughing men with big balls enter the room.
Men come in the room. Love you till you get better men. Deep men. Men who love their women. Nondrinking men. Jesus-loving men. Men-helping men come in the room. Gotta go back to school men. Tree-climbing, true blue men. Men trusting men. Men come in the room. Trudging the foothills of God men. Mercy men. Word-loving men. “Heard it first here, man!” Circle-praying men. Kid- loving men. Men come in the room and the soft innocence of men with men in a room comes in the room.
Author, Sean Casey LeClaire www.seanleclaire.com
From: Hug an Angry Man and You Will See He is Crying (Red Spiral books 2003)