Dedicated to those that grew up fatherless, had to make premature adult decisions, and were forced by circumstance to grow up too quickly. Show me a man, one whose aim is to be worthy. A man that in spite of his soreness and hurting Rises out of his bed early. A man who arrives to work and understands his journey. Show me a man, one who stays up late for his family and barely gets sleep. A man whose sadness resides deep, Has no time to weep. A man who in the face of calamity refuses to be seen as weak. Show me a man, one who wears a uniform of honor. A man you can name 'marathoner’ As he runs towards the sound of horror. A man who chooses his own death before dishonor. Show me a man whose garage is his playground. A man whose name is heard all around And refuses a crown. A man that despite being beaten down, continues to break ground. Show me a man whose inner engine goes “VROOOOM” on the very first start, A man who was not born smart, but uses his grit to embark. A man who tied a knot to his heart. Show me a man who does not resort to violence. A man who suffers in silence, Stays calm through the siren. A man to turn to for advice, as well as moral guidance. Show me a man who is not afraid of fire. A man who cannot be labeled a liar, Places his integrity before his desires. A man to be hardwired for service, a man to be admired. Show me a man with compassion, fueled by his intense burning passion. A man with thick lines on his glasses, A smooth and sweet touch like molasses. A man whose age is satin as time passes. Show me a man whose kindness attracts. A man who stands ready to react Always prepared for combat. A man who can manhandle a bobcat, sweat ring around his hat. Show me a man who is not shy to pray. A man who makes everything okay, Does not give up, just keeps hammering every day. A man whose dogs miss him each time he goes away. Show me a leader who you can always count on. A gentleman that keeps his word Always works hard to attain his goals. A gentle giant who will uphold a barricade around those who are defenseless. Show me a tough guy on a mission. A gruff wrench magician, A homespun mathematician, Junkyard politician. Show me a man, success his only plan. A man with grimy and callused hands Overworked but understands. A man who can withstand. Show me a MAN.