Big Boys Don’t Cry

I don’t think a man has to go around shouting and play-acting to prove he is something. And a real man don’t go around putting other guys down, trampling their feelings in the dirt, making out they’re nothing.Joe Frazier

He wiped his eyes dry
Else it would bring him Shame
His back would have blood streaked impressions
For tears meant he was “weak”

He had to hide his tears
Else someone would attack his sister
Just because he was a wuss

His Girlfriend left him because
He cried in front of her
He wasn’t a “Real man” so
She assumed he couldn’t protect her

He became bitter
He hated the world he lived in
Where he was rejected for being who he was
–A Human Being  just like everyone else

His parents arranged his Marriage
He felt manly when he hit his wife
And didn’t stop till her tears silently fell on the floor below

He repeated this until the day
Their son was born
who came into the world crying his eyes out

He realized then
What a terrible person he turned out to be

Being a real man meant he needed to love and care
Just like every human should
Being a real man doesn’t mean he had to be ashamed
For being who he was

He cried holding the little man in his arms
Repented his behavior towards his beautiful wife
He gave a promise
To Love them until the end of time

10 years later,

He sees his son crying
Holds a belt in his hand
But throws it away
And runs to Hug his child instead…

He knows now, what being a real man really is…

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