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Tough Skins, Tender Hearts — Ebook

Tough Skins, Tender Hearts — Ebook

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"The mind tells us beautiful stories,
But a man’s heart lays bare the truth."

Welcome to 'Tough Skins, Tender Hearts', an unveiling, an understanding, an unravelling of the man’s heart.

As painlessly as possible, we will rip open a man’s ribcage and put the soft, quietly beating muscle under our microscope, in an effort to unlock its mysteries.

What will we find? Perhaps some hope, some desires, some fears. A few battle hardened scars, way too personal dreams, wounds yet to heal, maybe a tender moment or two.

Maybe, something more?

Let’s go and explore.

96 Poems | 1 Unmissable Collection


‘Tough Skins, Tender Hearts’ goes deeper below the surface and presents an honest, unfiltered look at the hearts of men.

It tackles men's issues, heartbreaks, longings, as well as their failings.

You’ll find poems that will surprise, charm and shake you with their defiance and brazenness.

A man’s heart is a complex labyrinth of emotions and ecstasies.

In here, you'll find temptations, thrills and a whole lot of tenderness.

Look Inside

Worldly Ambitions

no long titles, nor long cars,

all my worldly ambition

consists of raising happy kids

in a loving home not too far.

- From 'Tough Skins, Tender Hearts' by Sameer Kochure.


The Bro Code

it’s a sacred bond

that binds one man to the other,

two brothers from different mothers…

but what does it really mean?

it means i will be there for you, dude.

need a drinking partner, call on me.

need someone to vent about your job, 

your girl or about anything at all,

i am there mate.

need someone to move, 

i will grab a 6 pack on the way over, 

and don’t you forget, the pizza is on you!

need someone to take the fall 

to make you look cool in front of the girl 

you are trying to impress in the bar?

oh man, the things i do for you…

need someone 

to cover up for your little white lies, 

sure, no questions asked, no judgements passed.

doing something wrong,

straying off the righteous path? 

i will be there to whack you straight and 

get you back on the right track.

i will challenge you at the beer pong, 

and accompany you to the aa meets, 

if things go too far…

i would go to the ends of earth for you

fight the dragons, rescue your princess with you.

i will bail you out of every tight spot,

lift you up if it gets too dark…

i will do what it takes for you, my friend,

knowing fully well, 

if our roles are reversed, you will do the same.

- From 'Tough Skins, Tender Hearts' by Sameer Kochure.


Living The Nightmare

dreamt me a nightmare last night.

we weren't together.

woke up terrified.

we still weren't together.

- From 'Tough Skins, Tender Hearts' by Sameer Kochure.

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About The Author

Sameer Kochure was born in India during the darkest part of the night. Probably explains why he is such a self-proclaimed dreamer. He has lived in 6 cities and 3 countries since. He has also clocked in 19+ years as a Creative Director in some of the biggest advertising agencies across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. He lives in Dubai, but claims that anywhere he travels, he feels he is home.

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