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Be a Man

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Be a Man

I was always taught
Men shouldn't cry
Now when I look back
I'm left to wonder why

Lack of expression
Emotions held inside
Silly badge of honor
A mans stoic pride

Hearts that are broken
Pain from many years
Souls that are drowning 
In pools of unshed tears

Strength redefined
Time to be real
Men no longer shackled 
They can express how they feel

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  1. Date: 7/27/2014 11:15:00 AM
    You are so right, men are sexy when they show emotion, as long as it not tooo much, but women already have their robots, they don't need their men to be the same, what fun is that!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/27/2014 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    There is definately a balance. Thanks Casarah.
  1. Date: 5/24/2014 5:16:00 AM
    This poem speaks volumes to me. I agree that men should be free to express themselves. Only, not in such ways that make men look, um... less than a man... meaning, because I am compassionate does not mean that I am not strong or able to protect what is mine... Make sense? Read my poem, "A Man Does Weep". PR

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/24/2014 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Pernell, I will check it out. I believe this is our first interaction. Thanks for introducing yourself.
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 4:11:00 PM
    It's so hard to be a man...I'm so thankful that I can have the cleansing comfort of tears....and as you said, Real MEN can too! :) Good night...

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 9:52:00 AM
    I'm always so surprised to find people that still think bottled up feelings is a good thing - a sign of manhood even! After years of keeping things secret and then finally showing my writings to people it was (not to sound cliche) quite literally a burden coming off my shoulders.

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 2:54:00 AM
    Absolutely! I love a man who shows some emotion..........that is a man. Gr8 poem Rick - Shaz xo

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/14/2012 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks now I am feeling very manly, you bring a tear to my eye.
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 7:21:00 PM
    Wonderful subject to write on ....well done Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/14/2012 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecile, nice to make your acquaintance.
  1. Date: 11/11/2012 5:27:00 AM
    It's the way of man's life through which experience is asked by.......to gather for obtaining perfection. No one can be out of that whoever he may be. It's a world wide poem for man's feeling. Loved always, bl

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/14/2012 7:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bl, so much appreciate you stopping by to read and comment.
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Ar yes the old school, no crying, this is a awesome poem that will carry this message you write here, to many sentiment, mine included.. in fact i posted here a poem, on the same subject... The weeping of no tears...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/10/2012 5:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry, I searched and found your Poem, added some comments. You are a gifted communicator. Thanks for taking time to come back and read some of my poems, it is appreciated.
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Real men cry! Love this poem

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/10/2012 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks:))
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 9:02:00 AM
    I totally agree that men should be allowed to cry. It's not unmanly at all. One can only hurts one's self if all that bottles up inside. it has to go somewhere. Great write, Richard. Love ya, Toquyen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/10/2012 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Toquyen, I hope all your tears are joyful ones.
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:44:00 AM
    Certainly can relate to this one, my friend! P-Soup friend, Carol Eastman, has travelled to Arizona to be with her Dad while he goes through chemotherapy! She reads my poems to him and says they brighten up his days. Brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye to know my silliness has helped him laugh during some tough times!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/10/2012 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is a wonderful gift you are giving him, they do say laughter is the best medicine. I am reading your poems as preventative medicine. Take care jack.
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:18:00 AM
    Richard... men are really men...when they show they are human in every way....awee..tears count the most...sweer verse...xox ..pd

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/10/2012 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks PD, still curious to know your real name.