Don’t Stop Me from Crying

Yesterday you stopped me from crying,

You thought it was a weak man’s wail,

A child’s insecurity,

A foolish man’s choice.


But tears well up into one’s heart from somewhere,

They never lie,

Their exercise is as fundamental as that of a breath,

As noble as a heartbeat’s.


Let me cry and unburden myself –

I do not feel any shame,

No man is more human than his tears,

No man is smaller than his heart.



Suffern, New York, December 8, 2017




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