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BLOGSTEVEN  T.  HINKLE   PASTOR  |  VISIONARY  |  FATHER

From a young age, Steve has had a passion for reaching out to the less fortunate. His concern for justice and heart for the broken has guided his journey. His background includes teaching, speaking, youth ministry, church planting, conference planning and marketing. Suzette is his beautiful wife and they have five of the greatest children ever!


MALE  FAIL?
  THE POEM THAT STARTED IT ALL

I cringed while reading John Eldridge’s book Wild At meHeart. I would agree with the premise that men dream of being a hero, beating the bad guys, performing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress BUT I felt like the book fell short by not fully portraying those of us who do not fit the cultural ideal of manhood. I’ve since discovered that there are many others who feel the same way. This is the poem I wrote for a college class in 2013. The poem was an initial ranting that soon led to my first book writing journey!


Strapping, rugged, double he-man athlete.
Fearless, daring muscular brawn and strong –
the machismo kind that makes man complete.
Where did the rest of us men go so wrong?

Simple, loving, triple artistic man.
Quiet, creative, shoe lover and geek –
the non-macho kind with paint brush in hand.
What’s wrong with us guys with normal physique?

Momma’s boy? Really! You’ve nothing better?
I may not be a hunter but I still seek adventure.
Don’t judge masculinity by cardigan sweater!
We’re still fathers and lovers and our manhood’s secure.

We’re different than you and yet just the same.
Your silly stereotypes are truly quite lame!   sth