Said it like A Man!


Why are words so important to women everywhere?
Why do they need words from us, to show that we care?
Why the need to spell out, that what we feel
What is it about ‘saying’ what’s in our minds and our hearts
What’s the big, bloody, deal??!!

We order black coffee because you like yours without cream
We order dessert even though you say ‘NO’, and smile as you wipe our plates clean
We don’t change channels, when brain dead Television you want to view
We go ahead and book tickets first, just so that you don’t have to stand in queues

We always give you the last bit of chocolate, left at the ends of ice-cream cones
We don’t interrupt you when you speak for hours on end to your mother on the phone
We smile and eat badly cooked dinners
And no, we never wish you were thinner

Our hearts are in our mouths, every time you drive the car
Still we sit besides you hoping we could be someplace safe and far
We can’t say ‘The Words’
We’ll never do
But these million ways say what we can’t that, ‘I Love You’

P:S: With this poem I have attempted to speak on behalf of all the men who lose the power of words and vocabulary when pressured by Women to be more verbally emotive. I hope I may have done some justice to your thoughts, with these words 🙂

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  1. Thanks finally someone spoke on our behalf . Keep it up

  2. Awww….this is such a sweet poem on the many small, non-verbal ways in which men say they care!

  3. Mayuri that part about the chocolate at the end if icecream cone is universal.
    As usual a master weaver of words.A wonderful way to start the day

  4. Ha ha.. this was cute. This man seems to be the good sort.

  5. Nicely penned, Mayuri. Yes, men don’t speak with words as much as women do but they don’t feel any less.

  6. Beautiful.. Showing it to husband.. Ok am sure he is gonna love it too

  7. True that..and still we keep expecting those words to be spurted out!
    beautiful Mayuri!!!

  8. Interesting it is!

    I luckily am blessed with a husband who is really expressive and says sweet nothings almost all the time. 🙂

  9. Men if you’re reading this, give this awesome woman a standing ovation and a big bunch of roses, for she’s truly done your kind tremendous justice with this poem! Mayuri, I had coined a poem on a similar vein, ‘He doesn’t say he loves me’. It is difficult or should I say not in their nature to be verbal about their feelings. But still these gestures which you’ve so lovingly described do bring out their true feelings! Beautiful!

  10. Woah, this is such a beautiful poem. I could actually visualize my parents here 🙂

  11. That chocolate bit made me smile… It’s a very sweet poem and I hope guys feel like that… But since they don’t vocalize their thoughts, womankind is only left to speculations 🙂 although i love their way of showing love through gestures 🙂

  12. Mayuri, you have definitely said it like a man. I smiled at some of the things that you have mentioned which I also do. Lovely post. 🙂

  13. And all those teasings, that too says I love you, right? 🙂 Cute poem, Mayuri!

  14. Awww such cute verses. Good men truly show they care through their gestures, not necessarily being verbose. Married to one. 🙂

  15. Not being verbose has actually caused more confusions about the man’s intentions.But I must admit that this poem really touched my heart.Loved the last part about car driving.

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