Cry

There’s a common misconception that crying is a sign of weakness. And it’s a stereotype we need to break. Crying is often therapeutic and it’s a healthy way to express emotion. It’s a way to overcome difficult feelings and must be normalized for men, women, parents and kids. To describe that, I’ve written a short verse and I’d love some feedback!

Feel the weight of the world,
On her wearied shoulders,
Strives to stay stoic,
As the tension smolders,
Her hands start trembling,
Her lower lip quivers,
Her eyes reveal,
A tell-tale shimmer,
A lonesome droplet,
Spills down her cheek,
Deceived by emotion,
They surmise she is weak.

The brackish water,
Stings her aching wounds,
That now lay bare,
A plight so cruel,
It wracks her body,
Relinquished control,
Once tears of affliction,
Now cleanse her soul,
She takes a deep breath,
Stoic and somber,
You thought it was weakness,
But she..
Shes's never been stronger.

45 Comments Add yours

  1. voidspace144 says:

    Beautiful, really! 🙏🏾✨

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Phil Wayne says:

    Crying doesn’t have to be seen as weakness. On the contrary, it’s quite brave to dare & cry.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Haha exactly, hence its a misconception

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  3. Ritika Rasal says:

    It’s a beautiful piece of writing Shruti. You made the description of cry lovely with you majestic way of using words. Keep writing and keep growing. God bless you.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Ritika!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. aathmana02 says:

    Your words are throbbing in my heart! Wow! Really beautiful!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Wow, thank you so much!

      Like

  5. I agree! This was a wonderful poem.. touching and beautiful! That last line was profound 🔥

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  6. Shruti says:

    Thank you so much!

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  7. Shivam Choudhary says:

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  8. Wow. Stunning piece ❤️❤️

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much!!

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  9. I completely agree, this is soo touching and amazing!! Showing emotions isn’t a weakness it’s a sign of strength!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Anya! So glad you agree!

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  10. Dulcy Singh says:

    Beautifully penned ❣

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  11. tears and feelings are the inroad to the soul.
    Beautiful Shruti! ❤️ Cindy

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    1. Shruti says:

      Absolutely! Thank you Ms Cindy ♥️

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  12. asthaisha says:

    Beautiful 🌼🥺🥺

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much!!

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  13. Best beautiful piece here. ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shruti says:

      Wow, thanks a ton!

      Like

  14. Era says:

    Beautiful 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Era💕

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      1. Era says:

        Pleasure 😀

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much 🤍

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Marie says:

    Lovely and powerful

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Marie🌻

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Lovely poem. And so true. Tears isn’t a weakness. It’s a human way of coping with whatever hardships which would otherwise makes them self-destruct.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shruti says:

      Thanks Jessica! I agree completely, letting it out usually has better outcomes than keeping it in!

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  17. Secrets says:

    Oh there is so much power in this poem Shruti. Amazing.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much♥️ means a lot

      Like

  18. judeitakali says:

    It’s definitely wayy too late for me, we were taught stringently from childhood that we must never cry, the guys. It’s so deeply ingrained now. I think it was a good lesson I might pass on to a son someday, there are other therapeutic ways we’ve made due with for generations.
    I’m not contradicting you, I’m just saying..
    Loved the post though, compelling.

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    1. Shruti says:

      I understand, the motive isn’t to convince everyone to cry, rather to convince those who do- that it’s okay to do so. Everyone’s coping mechanism is different, I respect that! Thank you!

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      1. judeitakali says:

        Oh, now I get😃
        That’s awesome, I agree entirely.

        Like

  19. Leif Price says:

    Lovely written piece!

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  20. Well written. It’s always a pleasure reading your poetry and many congratulations for your work featuring in different publications. Keep going. Do visit my site for the latest post “Harbouring a Dream”.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much! Definitely, I’d love to read it!

      Like

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