Broken Man by Matt Anderson

you can’t take the home from a homeless man
you can’t take away his streets
you can’t threaten a man, with nothing to lose
or bruise him when he’s beat
you can’t take money from a poor man
or scare a man with no fear
you can’t shame a man with no pride
or force a stone to tears
what can you do to a broken man
what can you do to a broken man

you can’t cut a man who’s bleeding
you can’t push a man who’s down
you can’t starve a man who’s hungry
or loose him when he’s found
you can’t break a man who’s broken
or cheat a man who knows
or kill a dream that’s dead
and curse it when it goes
what can you do to a broken man
what can you do to a broken man

you can’t strip a man who’s naked
you can’t defend a man who’s lied
you can’t believe a man who’s lost
you can’t envy a man that’s cried
you can’t lift a man who’s risen
or teach a man that knows
you can’t fight a man who’s won
or heat a fire that burns
what can you do to a broken man
what can you do to a broken man

From the album: Something In Between

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11 thoughts on “Broken Man by Matt Anderson

      • I’m going to explore his other stuff too, going to check him out on iTunes as well, might buy an album.

        btw, I used one of your pics on Fliker in one of my latest poems, I hyperlinked it to a page that a size that you give as an option, would you prefer if I linked it directly to the photo with your name on it?

      • Yeah, me too; I bought the song on iTunes (but it’s better live on the video), the rest of his songs didn’t move me like this one, as you say, though: Still, great artist!

        Thanks for letting me know the way that I linked your image (which is fabulous) is fine with you. 🙂

      • I bought it as well. I’ll keep listening hoping he explores the substance and emotion of that song.

        Thank you for the compliment of the photo. 🙂

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