Is It Okay To Cry? - Poem by Katherine Sessor
Since I was little, I was laughed at and teased
Just because I held my heart on my sleeves
Any single tears that fell from my eyes
They would shout, 'Look! She's about to cry! '
Tell me, Is it it okay to cry?
Or should I lock it up deep inside?
I can hide my tears if it bothers you so
But tell me before the tears start to flow
When I was young, adults even lectured me
'Stop your whining. Do you want to be a crybaby? '
My answers were always a no, so i tried whiping them away
No matter what, I still cried despite what people say
So tell me, is it okay to cry?
Or do I need my tears to hide?
I can stop if that's what you wish for
But let me know before I lock the door
Once I turned a teen, I kept my tears within
I knew if I let them out, for some it be a sin
They would jump all over me, laughing calling me weak
In order to stop my cries, strength I began to seek
Can you tell me, is it okay to cry?
Or should I block them out and lie?
I can say 'I'm fine' giving a fake smile
But do tell me before my heart freezes a mile
Now that I'm older, I still wonder if i'm truly strong
My friends have told me I shouldn't hold it in for real long
And even though a part of me wants to go on and weep
I still refuse for others to see, so I let the tears fall in my sleep
Please tell me, is it okay to cry?
Or should I let that part of me die?
I can't keep worrying what to choose
But I beg of you, tell me what you want me to do.
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