I cry when I hear the national anthem,
especially when sung by little girl at a hockey game
and the hush from the stands as she begins.
I cry when I see a young prodigy perform
masterfully in front of an audience.
I cry when I remember that I never
got the chance to thank my grandmother,
before she died,
for all the things she taught me.
I cried when I realized my children would
never have a grandmother like her
when I saw my mother passed out
on the couch, drunk.
I cry when I think how my life would
be had I only said, "I love you",
to the one girl I really loved,
when I had the chance.
I cry when I realize
that I had hurt someone with words
without intending to.
I cry when my adult son tells
me that he loves me and when my
I cry about a lot of things now
as my world is not the same as it was
so many years ago.
Most times I cry when I'm alone
When I know no one can see me.
Other times I cry on the inside
because men aren't supposed to cry
but sometimes I just can't help it.