Thursday, February 23, 2012

On Gentlemen

After reading YWP's latest post, the Elusive Gentleman, I found pseudo-poetic inspiration.


A gentleman is
Kind, humble, caring.
Trustworthy, thoughtful, wise.
Courteous, passionate, attentive.

A gentleman is charitable 
but not concerned for his own riches.
A gentleman treasures the value of women 
and the finer things in life 
but never boasts of such things.
A gentleman finds joy in making others happy 
but seeks no recognition for doing so.

A gentleman is never perfect at all these things
but makes no excuses for his shortcomings.

A gentleman is my father.


P.S. A gentleman always holds the door.


  1. I love this! And I love when someone holds the door for me. I do it for people too. Being courteous to one another just makes life more enjoyable.

    1. Thank you! I love holding the door for people. It seems to be the simplest act of courtesy which is most overlooked. It's unfortunate that so often when I do this, I see a look of surprise on someone's face because it so rarely happens. Yet at the same time, I like to think I've made a positive difference in someone's day.