Don’t Cry

Don’t cry

Stop crying

Crybaby – 




not kindly.

A reprimand

a command

in every syllable.

Dry your eyes

Don’t be silly

Nothing to cry about.

Waiting tears are silenced

left unshed

to calcify

and turn my heart

to stone,

a child’s inheritance.

4 thoughts on “Don’t Cry

  1. What a shame that we would take the sensitivity of a child and paste that stiff upper lip on, which is so out of place and dampens his smile. You have cleverly provided us with a critique – will we be wise enough to apply it well to our next generation?

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