If you

cry you're alive

If you don't, you need to


Don Matthews 2017



◄ Poet in Training 2017

Wanna, Gonna, Sorta, Wot ? ►


Profile image

Brian Maryon

Sat 7th Sep 2019 07:58

Serious? Comic? Sorry Don..it's me neurons.

Profile image

Don Matthews

Sat 7th Sep 2019 04:04


I like your verse.

To paraphrase someone else on men not wanting to be seen crying.

"Crying is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength in having the courage to show intense emotion"

It changed my thinking completely on this issue which has become a big problem in our society.

Profile image

Don Matthews

Sat 7th Sep 2019 03:57


Thankyou for reading but can't you think of anything serious? Apparently not...

Profile image

Brian Maryon

Fri 6th Sep 2019 20:14

What if you're cryogenically frozen...didn't think of that did you Don?

Profile image


Fri 6th Sep 2019 15:53

I used to inwardly scream
instead of letting off steam
bottled it up too long
same thing with tears
to shed them my fears
would be of those who might take me wrong
you see, outside I pretend to be hard
but inside I am made of lard
that has been left on the heat too long!

Whatcha think Don?

Profile image

Jason Bayliss

Fri 6th Sep 2019 08:28

Three lines, of simple genius. A gentle descent of two syllabic beats per line to quietly remind you of a simple truth.

J. x

If you wish to post a comment you must login.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message