Being a man, I find this poem to be especially true. I feel that it is either, we ourselves or society in general, that have unfairly and unnecessarily imposed this way of thinking on us.
So many times I wanted to cry
But I found it so hard to do,
I guess it's because I've always been taught
It's not the right thing for men to do.
I have taken both hurt and pain
And at times it has left me with fears,
I've always managed to hold them back
In my life of hidden tears.
People often see my happiness
As I'm a happy go lucky guy,
If they only knew that deep inside
There were times I wanted to cry.
The everyday turmoil of life I cope
with no trouble at all,
But if my children decide to hurt me
That's the time I begin to fall.
But because of my hidden tears
No matter how hard I try,
I can't release the pressure
To the point where I want to cry.
Many times I have often wondered
Is this the normal thing to do?
As I've often comforted others
Including my children too.
There are times I think God left me
With no tear ducts in my eyes,
Or has he left me with no emotions
For the times I needed to cry.
But one day it's going to happen
When I'll forget about the fears,
Of being a man and crying
And I'll release those hidden tears.