I am a man, A black man i am, And what you think of me, I don't giva damn! I am solid as a rock, Strong as an oak tree, I have a history of pride deep rooted in me. I shall not be moved, You can't bring me down. I refuse to allow you to turn my smile into a frown. My eyes are wide opened, No longer am i blind. I have taken the chains off of my mind. Like an uncaged bird, I am free. For i love life, And life loves me. Through the worst of storms still i stand. This is why i am a man! I don't just agree wholeheartedly with everything you say. I don't just tell you what you want to hear and do the opposite. I don't declare how sensitive, sweet, caring, sincere, etc...., I am ( I won't have to because it shows). I have my own opinions and yours and mines may clash, but i don't have to degrade you to prove i'm right. I even admit at times to being wrong, especially if you are willing to do the same. I'm not going to meet every item on your checklist. I am human with frailties and faults mixed in with all my wonderful and strong attributes. I need a real woman's love and respect. I need to feel that you don't live to catch me doing something wrong so you can declare, "Aha! I knew you were a dog! I don't necessarily give you a huge birthday or valentine's gift. I show my love in the ways that are comfortable to me. Don't judge me by TV standards. No one is really living a fairy tale. You'll miss out on your own fairy tale by buying into to the myth that men are no good. Its just not true cause i been good all my life. I am a man of my word. I say what i mean and mean what i say. My word is my bond. I never leave you wondering if i'm going to call or show up- I am dependable. I have a love and a heart for my maker; as it grows so will my relationship and love with and for you grow. Plus i hear women on here saying that their looking for a real man well i take care of my son everyday so tell me whats realer than that!