MEN DON'T CRY
You see my face so full of laughter, happiness, and cheer.
But you just can't see that after, there's nothing but pain, and sorrow here.
I want to tell you how I feel, but no matter how hard I try.
You make me feel that I should hold my emotions in when I hear you say a man is not supposed to cry.
You asked me to share my feelings, and to never be afraid to speak.
But the times that I have come to you and broken down, you've made me feel that I was just being weak.
Communication is the most important thing, but you shut me out, and I don't no why.
I guess It's because you believe that a man is not supposed to cry.
But showing emotions is not a weakness, I think It makes me more of a man.
Why can't you see that it hurts me to hear you say that I can't, but you can.
There are times when I hurt so deeply, that I don't think my wounds will ever heal.
I want to come to you, but you seem to think that a man is not supposed to feel.
Instead I keep It to myself, and inside I'm about to die.
And It's all because you make me afraid to fall...Because a man is not supposed to cry.
Markess A. Wilder © 1998