I attended a large funeral

of a little child who died.

The fathers’ heart was broken

and openly he cried.


This man, by all who know him,

is a rugged type of guy.

and some were quite astonished

to see this big man cry.


But I thought, “Now here’s a man,

who shows no outward fears

and proves that  he is human

by the shedding of his tears.”


They who say real men don’t cry

don’t seem to understand

that a man who shows emotions

is by far the greater man.


If you are one who still believes

the “men don’t cry” concept,

read John Eleven: Thirty Five,

where is written, “Jesus wept.”