Man

Wipe those teardrops from your eyes;
Keep those sighs inside your heart;
Take the best part like a man…

What? Do men not sigh and cry?
What? Do men not say ‘goodbye?’
What? Do men not weep and fly?

And am I to be ashamed and blamed and tamed and then renamed?
Can my heart not quake and break for the sake of another lonely soul?

Yes, I am man with wingspan enough to fly high and low,
Above and below the far horizon,

And I wept when I saw the tomb … yeah, I wept.

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10 thoughts on “Man

  1. Real men cry! And you know it how much i love men who can just let themselves go. This was beautiful and sad and quite cathartic.
    Jon, I suspect this has got something to do with the rather dubious immigration policy?? (Dubious seems to be stuck on my lips today)

    1. Ah! Thank you again! The “tomb” alludes to the burial of the One who came to “seek and to save those who were lost.” It is a spiritual allusion… Thank you for asking! All the best to you w/blessings! 🙂

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