Guys Cry, Too MAG

December 9, 2012
By Trace.C.Schuelke PLATINUM, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Trace.C.Schuelke PLATINUM, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Secrets are secrets for a reason, and some do not wish to see them uncovered. Especially when the secrets are particularly unseemly..."


When you told me you were leaving,
I sat in a deafening silence for hours.
My mind was overrun with discomfort
As my hands tried to wipe away the endless stream of sorrow.

My dreams were invaded by warm memories of that night.
The first time I saw your seraphic smile.
The first time I talked to you, with shakes and stutters in my voice.
The first time my lips met yours, and everything felt okay.

That made waking up the next morning all the harder, and the tears came again.

I tried to understand what would make you hate me.
Ran it through my head a thousand times,
Hoping to make sense of the newborn disgust between us.
But maybe I shouldn't have bothered, because nothing changed in the end.

When I went to school the next day,
Someone noticed how red my eyes were.
“Are you ok?” He asked. I told him I was fine.
Because real men don't cry.
Right?



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on Sep. 21 2014 at 3:51 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Guys do cry. Everyone cries. Evryone feels. It's alright, for were human. This is really, really amazing. Thank you for sharing this. 

on Aug. 21 2014 at 12:38 pm
TheComet PLATINUM, Mostaganem, Other
22 articles 1 photo 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret" -Ambrose Bierce
" Be yourself! Everybody else is already taken ;)"
"Don't go where the path leads you. Go instead where there's no path and leave a trail ;)"-R.W.Emerson

Of course guys have their moments of sadness too. They are stronger and tougher than girls but it doesn't mean they don't have feelings. Guys are human beings and they have all rights to crack and show emotions ^_^ By the way your poem was so beautifully written. Sad but also very poetic and meaningful. Keep it up and thanks for sharing this. I'd give it 5 stars with no doubt ;)

on Dec. 24 2013 at 11:32 am
TravelerenRoute GOLD, Ribera, New Mexico
13 articles 1 photo 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson

also, can you please rate or comment on my short story? Thanks!! TeenInk.com/novels/other/book/123331/DONT-READ-THIS-BOOK-BY-ITS-COVER/

on Dec. 24 2013 at 11:30 am
TravelerenRoute GOLD, Ribera, New Mexico
13 articles 1 photo 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson

I love this poem. It is really well-written. :) Thank you for sharing! I

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 6 2013 at 3:31 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Societry has really twisted the way we view emotions especially when they're shown by men. It's sad really. It's hard when you're really upset, and you can't cry "because real men can't cry." I like your wording in this poem. And the emotion throughout it. Men should cry; not become emotional rollercoasters. But show their emotions when the time calls for it. Very beautiful. 

on Jun. 11 2013 at 1:58 am
Ms.PeytonLovesHP GOLD, Rancho Cordova, California
18 articles 0 photos 184 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We are all a little weird and life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” - Doctor Seuss

I read this again for the first time in months.... amazing, all over again. Bravo, Trace.

Desiraay GOLD said...
on May. 8 2013 at 7:30 pm
Desiraay GOLD, Billerica, Massachusetts
13 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's sad to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by lies
(Changed it up a little from a book I read)

All I can say is: WOW!!! really powerful and i guess alot of others agree too haha(: keep it up!

on Apr. 15 2013 at 9:31 pm
Snow-Angel BRONZE, NIne Mile Falls, Washington
1 article 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
What is Normal? Normal is a setting on a washing machine.
No one wants to be that!

This was truly inspiring.

lil.awol ELITE said...
on Feb. 2 2013 at 12:34 am
lil.awol ELITE, Independence, Missouri
124 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"there's a darkness upon me that's flooded in light, and i'm frightened by those that don't see it" ~the avett brothers, head full of doubt

i agree with HarryPotterLover. our emotions are natural, they are the very thing that makes us human, there's nothing wrong with showing emotions

dalty PLATINUM said...
on Jan. 26 2013 at 12:38 pm
dalty PLATINUM, Gaithersburg, Maryland
24 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
That at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That's the world's greatest lie." - Paulo Coelho

this was such a true poem.. i completely get you. you know your a good writer when you can connect with someone a thousand miles away. good job friend :)

Beef. PLATINUM said...
on Dec. 31 2012 at 2:15 am
Beef. PLATINUM, Kenmore, Washington
29 articles 0 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
- Maya Angelou, Still I Rise

Nothing ends
Nothing ever ends
- Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen

I do have to agree with you there Mr. Potter, but I've only seen one man really break down and cry. I guess I just haven't met many real men. 

on Dec. 17 2012 at 10:06 pm
Ms.PeytonLovesHP GOLD, Rancho Cordova, California
18 articles 0 photos 184 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We are all a little weird and life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” - Doctor Seuss

I have to strongly disagree with you I8Grass! A real man can occasionally have his moments and cry, like all the rest of us. That marks the sign of someone who can show emotions and not be all "Oh, I'm so tough, I don't show girly emotions'. When a man acts like that, he's showing that he wants to be seen as someone without compassion, and empathy, and all the things that make a man great. When he's like that, without all of those greaty things, and instead never admit to anyone they CAN feel, it's the sign of a boy. An immature, little boy. The fact you can admit to crying, at least to yourself, shows the strength to give in to your emotions every once in a while. Becasue we cry, does not mean that we are weak. It does not mean that we are broken. In fact, we are stronger.

Beef. PLATINUM said...
on Dec. 16 2012 at 10:05 pm
Beef. PLATINUM, Kenmore, Washington
29 articles 0 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
- Maya Angelou, Still I Rise

Nothing ends
Nothing ever ends
- Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen

I don't belive there is anything more heartbreaking than watching a man cry. It is a rarity, but when it does happen it reminds us that even the strongest can break.


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