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Real Men Don't Cry

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Real Men Don't Cry



I've always been an emotional type But as I've climbed life's ladder I've become this blubbering old duffer Eyeballs too close to my bladder At the drop of a phrase a wee bit sad Tears start welling up in my soul Words come out quite indiscernible Need interpreters to fill in the holes As a youngster had a definite impression It was never very manly to spout Since realized it's just a natural emotion So now I let it all hang out It's not that I have control anyway Keep trying but the teardrops still show It's a losing battle right from the start Might as well just go with the flow So if your screen begins filling up With buckets of wet salty tears Back away and try to save yourself Till again they sound the all clear © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 4/12/2013 2:57:00 PM
    It's okay to cry... Just try not to flood the city! It's good to read your work again Jack, brings me right up. However I am still in the UK, I'm just taking a break from so much adventuring. Still having a blast though!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/13/2013 4:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thought you were back home. my friend! Hope you are having a blast! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 3:31:00 PM
    Go with the flow, Jack. I cry when I'm happy; I cry when I'm sad. Hell, I just like a good washout every now and then. Good writing, my friend. :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/10/2013 8:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You and I could probably flood any arena! LOL Thank you sweet friend...hugs xoxox
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 12:22:00 PM
    Jack, you are a thoughtful and witty person...I think you're the coolest!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/10/2013 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HEY! Thanks for the good words, Caleb! Much appreciated... cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 8:40:00 AM
    Real men don't cry?... They do if they have a dragon... trust me, everyone does, I know! Besides, your just s.e.n.s.i.t.i.v.e... like my dragon... I bet Cathie loves that in her guy...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/10/2013 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Actually most ladies do! LOL Hugs, Jack xoxoxox
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 7:38:00 AM
    Yes, this is so true for many poets, we are quite the emotional bunch of people....that's just the way we are! I know I am an emotional person, I get filled with tears at the right times, and even when normal people don't well up, I still do! Like you it's just a part of me, I can't help being emotional! And it's not just tears sadness or joy, it's love, compassion, and many other feelings that I have that I wear on my sleeve! I really loved reading this amazing poem this morning, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/10/2013 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We are birds of a feather my friend! Thanks my good friend!!!