Last of the Breed

Last of the Breed

Our American way of life is rapidly changing – we have started to lose our swagger. Before the internet, video games, and the instant gratification that new technology gives us – the American masculine male was the stronghold of every family. He was the provider and protector against anyone that may want to take what was his or hurt who he loved. They stormed the beaches of Normandy and fought in the jungles of Vietnam. When they were offended they stood their ground and fought back. Freedom was not just a word – it was how they lived and what they died for. Sadly today I believe the masculine American male is the last of the breed.

Last of the Breed
Masculine American males the last of the breed,
Built America, this nation with the blood they bleed.
Believes for over 240 years that to bear arms is a god given right,
That the forefathers that wrote the constitution had foresight.
The last of the breed believes in fighting tyranny even at home,
That communism and socialism is a very dangerous syndrome.
Some believe their belief in a Christian God they are afflicted,
By not being confused by his gender that he is evil, and wicked.
He understands a man does not belong in woman’s restroom,
That being a male or female is decided right out of the womb.
The last of the breed has been told hunting of his food is wrong,
That owning his guns that now in America he does not belong.
Replaced by those with shaven chests and wearing skinny jeans,
Easily offended, man buns, with no masculinity in their genes.
Boys that grew up living their adventures inside a video game,
Internet – instant gratification they have lost the masculine flame.
Masculine male should be what a young boy should try to be,
When the National Anthem is playing you do not take a knee.
You hold your hand on your heart and sing it out loud,
Being an American male should make you more than just proud.
Masculine American male way of life – do not let it falter and fade,
On the strength of men such as these that America was made.
Masculine American males the last of the breed,
Built America, this nation with the blood they bleed.
Kurt James
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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

6 thoughts on “Last of the Breed

  • September 14, 2019 at 3:01 AM
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    Magnificent piece, Kurt! I applaud you and thank you for writing this poem and intro. My father was an All-American masculine male, a true cowboy, and raised his four sons to also be masculine to take care of their family and stand up for America. Well done, Kurt, and again I applaud you for standing up for America and her fathers.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    Wow, thanks for the wonderful comment Phyllis, The American masculine male I believe is what every young boy should try to be. It would seem we have taken a step backwards in that direction – it bothers me to no end. It would seem that a lot of young (not all) have lost the flame of masculinity.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    I think there is a huge confusion between the phrase toxic masculinity and masculinity. The negativity behind the term has spilled over into what should be considered healthy and normal. No matter what people say we should be proud of our masculinity and women should be proud of who they are there is too much confusion and not enough reason. Thank you for the thought provoking poetry. Well done. Jamie

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  • September 15, 2019 at 3:09 AM
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    Thanks for stopping by Jamie. Masculinity is part of the human male role in life – been that way since men and women lived in caves. Man has always been the protector of the weaker physically female gender. People can call try and dismiss masculinity or call it other names – try to make it something to be feared. In the end it really is simple it is ingrained in our make up – it is the animal in us all. We as men just need to embrace it for what it is. For most men it is in our nature. As for gender confusion – if one is confused about gender all you have to do is drop your shorts and look. Archeologists have been digging up ancient bodies for centuries and they have only found two genders – male or female – never any of these other so called genders that they want you to believe exist. Society today is confusing for some, I can’t fathom why.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    A good article, Kurt., and you touch on many areas that are creating confusion in society today. Life is becoming too complicated with gender confusion and the like. Men should be men and women should be women. That has always worked well in the past.

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    • September 23, 2019 at 3:02 AM
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      Much agreed to your comment John. It boggles my mind that there is even such a thing as gender confusion. Just the whole notion of entertaining the thought that there may be other genders other than male or female makes it laughable. You don’t see gender confusion in other species of animals –

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