It's hard to understand
what truly makes a man.
They say if you cheat, or beat.
That title you must retreat.
Others say if you forsake.
You're not real; you're fake.

I try to understand
what truly makes a man.
I open an anatomy book.
I notice the text as I look.
It says if your voice has dropped.
The title of a man you adopt.

I still don't understand
what truly makes a man.
Some cultures dive to the ground.
Others torture as you can't make a sound.
Trying to make you succumb.
If you don't, a man you become.

I've tried to understand.
what truly makes a man,
but now I'm stuck in a daze.
Realizing we all have different ways.
I guess I'll never understand
what truly makes a man.