Listen man I heard real men don't cry man is that true man I just gotta know (Caroline Intro Voice)
Real men don't cry the biggest lie I was sold upon as petty and ignorant as saying men don't cut the grass instead we mow the lawns
Who curated this lie?
Keepin me from lettin water flow from my eyes Outta joy outta anger frustrations undescribed "a stranger will never see me cry"
What I told myself
nor any family member yet
despite what I had felt
I now cry when I'm alone as a result of this non factual statement
Cracks in the pavement
of the path that I claimed to be pavin callin me Troy as it saw on the daily I Ache-man (Aikman)
Analysts watchin my step
Emotions seem to drift
the day this lie left was when I opened the Bible & saw that evenin "Jesus wept."
Even Jesus Wept!?!?
I then thought to myself
"if Christ cried why can't I?"
ima Mike Wazoski whose blind
Person born with no eyes
Or vowels lined up without
the 3rd letter in line
Could it be that's its time
like digits at the top of yo screen
my lack of expressing this emotion caused me to fidget it seemed
in my chair if I'm sittin
on the road if I'm whippin
even in conversation if the topic we speak on is hittin
my heart, but I dont wanna react I rather retract
Gettin antsy like yo uncles wife in the ocean who can't swim an panic attacks (Aunt Sea)
Hope you can decode what I'm sayin
So much emotion bottled up at times thought I'd go super sayian (in sayin I'm super made me crippled loser bruiser scooter hittin my bare ankles storm trooper somewhere between February & April tryna March it off)
As you read this Jermaines Interlude should be playing on, Major Key, on repeat major-lee it expresses what it is I'm conveying see
this lie don't make you or me strong in fact it makes us weak
#Challenge take a week to digest what it is that we truly believe
& I guarantee
Any man we've looked up to when they Memphis Bleek,
hit Roc bottom,
You'll peep why people say talk is so cheap
Bet water rolls down the cheek of any man whose honest when their emotions' peak
or circumstances speak & they don't know how they gone eat
Who is it we run to?
Who is it that we blame?
Whose the One who wipes our tears from all of the shame?
Is it fame females money gold chains?
Cocaine mo drank blow dank?
Who offers no condemnation when we deserve it cause we done done it again?
Got dang that's the 10th time just this year
You may think you know or you may have no idea "real men don't cry"
the biggest lie to a young boy's ears
I'm not saying be a cry baby but don't be caught up in fear to
express whatever it is you feel too
you don't gotta suppress it thats too much stress tryna keep everything under wraps man you gotta address it
like an overloaded burrito bound to make a mess when it crack
We bound to the same fate when the Enemy attacks an you breaks out into a fight with a complete stranger who triggered your inner pain so if you got ears to listen man I believe this hear is game
unconditional love is ready for you when them emotional waves come so when the tide is high please know you can
here is perseverance you can hide some
cause I know what it's like to believe you
can't cry to no one
can't walk wit no one
or muster up the courage to talk to someone
I've seen the other side & experienced what Unconditional Loves done
So kno your not alone one
you are a loved one an
"Hope Exists, Agape Validates You."
in the lowest & darkest dungeons
It's ok to cry man
It's ok to cry friend
Just don't cry to quit
yo cry to keep strivin
Cry to remind yourself your still alive man
Real people cry
So keep yo eyes on the prize fam & know it's Kool on this journey if they're not always dry
Real people cry...