a very nice piece, though 2nd last stanza ….. i really did not understand
My Dear! Many Thanks for the kinds words. The second stanza has a very deep meaning. It means :
A man’s apparent shortcomings are not his only possessions. But that’s how history/past/mankind assesses man. His power/strength is much beyond that which he only knows and can possibly realize if he really explores it.
Appreciate your question
2nd last stanza … Not 2nd stanza
Oh. Ok! It refers to:
It refers to the inadequacy of manhood/manly pride in terms of a woman’s expectations from it as well as a man’s hopes from it and the resulting despair.
Woman’s strength/attraction could possibly be in just being a woman but man’s strength is his passion which he has to constantly strive to sustain.
Beyond all worldly temptations/perceptions of strength, my limit is in me understanding my strengths and limitations