Of course, boys can cry!

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Of course, boys can cry!

Face flushed as blood gushed, 
watery saltiness felt,
behind nose and eyes.

"Are you OK, dear?"
No, please don't make me cry more!
But thanks, for being here!

"It's OK to cry!"
"That's because you are a girl!
They say boys don't cry!"

"I have seen dad cry.
In history, great men cried.
Of course, boys, can cry!"

This Haiku tells why boys and men can and should cry, as great men did, too, in history! God makes tears for a reason! So, it’s OK to cry!


  1. Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow. – Rita Schiano
  2. My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress. Mahogany SilverRain

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

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