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Big Boys Do Cry

July 17, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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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


Momma always says,
"Big boys don't cry." But I've seen
my Papa cry too.


The author's comments:
Yes, boys do cry.

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Beila BRONZE said...
on Mar. 1 2015 at 8:57 am
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

Yes. Thank you. That's all I have to say.

on Feb. 19 2015 at 6:10 am
Allen. PLATINUM, Palo Alto, California
32 articles 9 photos 525 comments

Favorite Quote:
[i]No matter how much people try to put you down or make you think other things about yourself, the only person you can trust about who you really are is you[/i] -Crusher-P

Powerful, beautiful, well written, and a very good point. I personally will always enjoy your work.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 4 2014 at 4:41 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

Thank you for reading and for being an ardent fan of mine. Love that word, by the way. 

on Mar. 29 2014 at 2:19 pm
KarmaBites GOLD, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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Mckay, you never cease to amaze me with your writng ability. This poem is brilliant. It deserves to be published! Your ardent fan, Lexy.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 10 2013 at 5:40 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

I saw Gatsby this weekend. And of course, I friggin love it. There were some things I didn't like about it: the rap and hip-hop music sometimes seemed out of place, and Carraway's narration wasn't always that strong. But overall, I don't think the movie was as bad as the critics said. I did love Lana and Florence's music. Just perfect for it. The movie was a feast for the eyes, and often for the ears as well.    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   And it has been a long time since we last chatted. *talks like someone from Gatsby* OH THE AGES! Thank you for reading this poem. And for expressing your thoughts about it. I appreciate as always. Brah, I miss you too! 

on Sep. 3 2013 at 8:17 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

THA HECK, MAN? Seriously, Mckay, we have not talked in forever! Jhjshgfdjghdjgh. I miss my brah! (So, totally off subject, just real quick, I need to get this out, and you're the person who will truly understand.. I LOVE THE GREAT GATSBY. I watched the movie last week and I am completely overwhelemed at what I've seen. It's so perfect. The song, 'Young and Beautiful' by Lana Del Rey sums up the movie so well. But, gah, everything about that movie is so wonderful. If you haven't seen it yet, you must. And if you have, watch it again. I am going to read the book SOON and I will love it, I already know.) Sorry about that, I just had to tell you, and since we HAVEN'T (large amount of emphasis on that word) talked, I had to write it here. So, okay, about the haiku! I love this poem, it's one of my favorites by you, omg, it's so vulnerable and free. I love the fact that you say, 'Papa does too' that is so brilliant. Guys 'have' to live up to this lifestyle of being 'hard' and they aren't supposed to show emotion, and it's not fair. They should  be able to openly be emotional just as anyone else. And I love the title! I have seen this photo on so many other poems and to be honest this is the first time I actually felt the poem and photo truly truly truly connected. I mean, it's spot on and it's perfect, just like the poem! Great job, brah! *I miss you!*

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 29 2013 at 4:25 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

I couldn't agree any more with you. I'm tired of people repressing their emotions and their true selves. By that I'm not saying to be emotional rollercoasters either. That's annoying. But to feel and be human once and a while, without fearing another human being's needless prejudice. Thank you for taking the time to read this and discuss your opinion. 

on Aug. 29 2013 at 6:53 am
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
67 articles 0 photos 211 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

thanks for this confession; it's shallow how people try to refuse to accept that they are anything other than  brave at all all times; no one can be that way, boys or girls, we're all humans! :) good job.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 12 2013 at 4:54 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

I've never noticed that. How'd I miss that, in my own poem. Thank you for pointing that out. And making me see this in a whole different way. Thanks, Callie.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 12 2013 at 4:50 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

Sorry to hear that. I know what that feels like. It's so fustrating. Hope it ends soon. As long as you write write write write, it will end. Best of Luck.

on Aug. 9 2013 at 11:26 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

haha, this is cool. i like the comparison between what women tell men they should act like, and how a man actually acts. 5/5 :)

OldYoungOne said...
on Aug. 6 2013 at 9:40 am
I ahven't really had much to write down as of that could be a poem. Many thoughts to be said but not yet twisted into a poem I would like to share.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 5 2013 at 5:08 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

Hey there; long time no see. Thank you for commenting on this piece. And for your view on men today, which I completely agree with. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 5 2013 at 4:40 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

1. AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! 2. It depends on the day. As for today, I'm well, thank you. 3. Always keep on rockin'! That's good to hear. 

OldYoungOne said...
on Aug. 5 2013 at 9:14 am
I love the message because ti truly strikes to real life. Men today are forced to conform and not be in touch with emotions and this in few words has expressed that. Well done.

on Aug. 4 2013 at 5:26 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

1. You don't have to miss me because they have wifi!!! 2. How's it going? 3. I'm always rockin ;)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 2 2013 at 2:50 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

"Tattoo worthy"? That's new to me. Wow, I'm honored. Thank you, Lilia. 

Lilia PLATINUM said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 7:16 pm
Lilia PLATINUM, El Cajon, California
22 articles 14 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. ~ Rumi

I've read this 10 times at least. This is what I call Tattoo Worthy. congrats on being amazing

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 6:06 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

1. Thank you...again. 2. I'll miss you. 3. I'll try. Rock wherever you are and go, Liv. 

on Jul. 31 2013 at 9:22 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Just wanted to let you know: a) your welcome! And b) your work will have to miss me some more because i am leaving at 5:30 tomorow morning so sorry about that!! Keep a good eye on a teenink for me ok :) im gonna miss you Mckay Keep rockin!


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