There are Men

There are men who travel far
To lands where none have been,
There are men who live for war,
And men who worship sin.

There are men who conquer nations,
There are men who pray;
And there are men who seek salvation
— Many men are they.

There are men who travel space,
Or fathom foreign seas,
And there are men who claim their place
In books of history…

There are woman, fare of face
To make the mountains sigh;
Who wrap the universe in grace
And make their lovers cry;

There are poets, painters, kings,
There are men of fame…
There are men who do great things,
And men of noble name.

And many are the men who write
Of tales and tragedies;
And any are the men who fight
Or sail the astral seas …

And there are men who brandish knives
So many men are these!
But few, who dedicate their lives,
To setting people free.

– Written by Anna Williams at age 31
Clearwater, Florida and Stockholm, Sweden

About Anna

Anna Vera Williams is a poet, a photographer, a blogger, and a webmaster. She is the webmaster of Poems, Poets, & Poetry, which provides poetry resources and allows other poets to showcase their work. Her photographs can be found at Anna Vera's Photography, and her books and photos can be purchased at

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9 Responses to “There are Men”

  1. RomanceWriter Says:

    Love it! I could read it over and over.

  2. Anna Says:

    Wow – thanks guys. I have been so busy I have neglected my blogs for a while and it is great to get these comments out of the blue. Thanks.

  3. writerwoman Says:

    I did a post about you at Poets Who Blog.

  4. Lioness Says:

    It’s great! Speaks about the past and present world. I like it!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Love this poem soo much decided to memorize it for school and got first in my class!!!

  6. Anna Says:

    @ Anonymous

    Thank you for leaving that comment! It really makes me smile. I’m glad you liked my poem and honored that you chose it for your class.

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  8. Lover Says:

    Always dream high..

  9. Steve Sux Says:

    “But few, who dedicate their lives,
    To setting people free.”

    Rings true to me. Also hardest thing
    to do because most people do not
    want to be free. Which is understandable
    because being free is scary.

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