He shows his strength
When he restrains
Harsh words that would replace my name.
When in his eyes
He swaps his fame
And gently seeks me once again.

He shows his strength
When he toils long
In work that keeps him far from home.
When in his hands
He holds a phone
And calls so I am not alone.

He shows his strength
When he thinks hard
To avoid sites previous scarred.
When in his mind
He flips a card
And offers balm to places marred.

He shows his strength
When he responds
To trouble in this obscure pond.
When in his mouth
He seals a bond
And vows never to abscond.

He shows his strength
When he pulls back
Ignores the sting in my attack.
When in his heart
He plays the track
And forgives with the grace I lack.

He shows his strength
When he plots through
All the things we’ve left to do.
When in his pot
He blends the stew
And ensures one and one is two.

He shows his strength
When he stomps out
Some trail a rabbit led about.
When in his boots
He forward scouts
And makes void every trace of doubt.

He shows his strength
When he bows low
To the God he affirms to know.
When in his soul
He bids love grow
And in surrender does strength show.