He Cried

Written by: Karla Null

I thought he was cold and empty,
his mind so disconnected, he couldn't feel
The fits of rage, so hard to deal with,
at times, I questioned my own sanity

Then he cried

Such an ordinary thing to do, for him not
So stunned was I, that I thought I was wrong
That choked up voice, brought me to his side
Like a child, he foolishly denyed turmoil

Then he cried

Tears running down his face, lip quivering,
trying despartly to hold back raw emotion
Insisting, that not a thing was the matter
Admitting in a moment of weakness, the hurt,

Then he cried

for the aching sadness of missing a loved one
Fear of never having that family connection
So many years, gone in a heart beat
Age, morality, bringing feelings of stark reality

Then he cried

Reasuring words came from my mouth
My heart broke and filled at the same time
Trusting my words, his mind now eased
I turned and walked out the door

Than I cried