Being a Man

If a man you want to be

Your emotions you should hide

It is a sign of weakness

A real man

Never cries

Whether happy or in sorrow

You have to realise

That no matter how bad you feel

Real men just

Never cry

When life is rough

When life is tough

Your feelings you should deny

For as we’re constantly being told

A real man

Never cries

And if a sign of saddest

You were suddenly to reveal

There are those who would demand

“Grow up and be a man”

But then the man who I would be

Left suddenly and I

Came to realise

That it is alright for men to cry

It was on the day that our dad died

That I became a man

It was on the day that my dad died

That I sat down