Men Aren't Supposed To Cry
When I hear a pretty song
a tear comes to my eye,
I wish it didn't happen
men aren't supposed to cry.
I hope nobody's watching.
Will anybody see?
I'd just die if others knew,
what's happening to me.
It comes from deep within
far out of my control,
I wish it didn't happen,
I know it's from my soul.
Is it a sign of weakness
if tears stream down my face
when together we stand and sing,
the hymn "Amazing Grace"?
A handkerchief is what I need
then no one can see,
how weak a man I really am
though I don't want to be.
I'd ask the Lord to make me hard
to make a man of me,
but with a tear upon His face,
what would His answer be?
Comments on this poem/writing:
|Bipedalguy (126.96.36.199) -- Friday, February 2 2007, 05:06 am|
I used to worry when I couldn't maintain dry eyes during a musical performance. What really wipes me out is to hear someone quite young making really beautiful music. Now, I wouldn't miss it for anything. I no longer worry about it. My guess is that you don't cry for selfish reasons.
I do believe that men are less vocal than women in these situations. That makes perfect sense to me.
It's a great poem. Keep 'em coming. Bip
|barb (188.8.131.52) -- Friday, February 2 2007, 05:53 pm|
I like the way you express your feelings. To most tears are a sign that you are a kind sensitive person.Tears from a man or a woman is a kind warm compassionate person .Tears aren't a sign of weakness,they are a sign of strength in character. Men should show more emotions to be a strong.complete person.
|Robert (184.108.40.206) -- Saturday, February 3 2007, 12:16 am|
Bipe..I see some men that can stand and talk in front of an audiance about some of the saddest things. I would have to drink a fifth of Scotch
to do it. I respect that..
|Robert (220.127.116.11) -- Saturday, February 3 2007, 12:26 am|
Barb..Thanks...I do OK on paper, but when it comes to being in front of a lot of people I choke..It's OK if we keep it lighthearted or business though. I know my boundries..
|Bipedalguy (18.104.22.168) -- Saturday, February 3 2007, 12:54 am|
After a fifth of Scotch I couldn't even stand, much less talk.
I can barely speak to an audience, even on happy subjects, but I can really understand, and agree with what you are saying.
|Terrie* (22.214.171.124) -- Saturday, February 3 2007, 01:32 am|
Robert not much more i cain add, our friends here have said it all..i enjoy readin' your heart...
i will add this, Gods answer to you...
"MY SON I MADE YOU THE IMAGE OF ME"
|Barb (126.96.36.199) -- Saturday, February 3 2007, 02:22 am|
I'd cry a nervous cry if having to speak in a crowd. good thoughts in the writing.
|Robert (188.8.131.52) -- Sunday, February 4 2007, 08:52 pm|
With a tear upon His face....Thanks for all of your comments
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