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Big Boy's Don't Cry




I wonder how it must feel


to be a little boy


and hear things like,


“Big Boys don’t cry”


When emotions come to you


As naturally as the air you breathe


Will you one day choke on them


Swallow them completely


Into a bottle


And I wonder,


As you grow into this big boy


Will your tears have dried


The ones that were meant for loss


And happiness


And triumph


And beauty


And welcoming your child into this world


I wonder how you must feel.


When for so long, you’ve been told not to.


Now, a big boy.


Who’s never felt,


So little.


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Artwork @slow.season

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