Masculine Tears

Many men were raised up in a time

Where a man ever crying was largely seen

in a sense as a crime that undermined

their masculinity

They were called a sissy or a pantywaist

Humiliated and disgraced

Now, petty whining, I don’t advocate

but sometimes a man crying DOES have it’s place

like if he’s dealing w/a broken heart

if his home & family are falling apart

There’s no shame in expressing grief and pain

it doesn’t make him weak or lame

By: J.N.R Dutton

Untitled Poem

I wrote this a long time ago, originally intended as part of a song.

He hides secrets with “white lies”

Secrets that leave his soul to cry

He fights for every breath each day

Just to stay alive

He hides his pain with “I’m alright”

Knowing no one can see 

inside his heart & mind

When his tears fall, 

they fall in spades

Truth is he wants 

to break his chains

If he could only find a way

By: J.N.R Dutton