Never Want To

This is for being a good person, man.

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

Oscar Wilde
For they never cry,
doesn't mean they never want to.
Expressing is hard,
Vulnerability is marred.
Effeminate he is, unmanly he is
'Mask your emotions', the world says.
'Silence is strength'
To falsify this, I can talk at length.
'Be a man'
'Don't be a crybaby'
And this series goes on and on
And on and on
Just so this man can be a basic human being.
But I say, I exclaim,
Oh men! Open your hearts, don't shy away!
Pour your sunshine to them who are your sky,
When it's mortifying, killing, just breathe, sigh
Please cry like a man.
This' what i think, I feel
I won't lie.
Remember, your sky can be of any color
Rosy, lilac, discolor even multicolor.
For you never cry,
Doesn't mean you never want to.

Ananya Shanker©️2022
(All rights reserved)

Dear bhaiya, my best guy friends and to any man who has contributed for my well being or as a matter of fact for any woman, a thank you is not enough. To the men who are not afraid to be vulnerable, the men who support women in their lives, the men who fight discrimination, the men who are allies, the men who believe that consent is the real cool, the men who hold my hand while crossing the road or protect me while I go in the dark, the men who push me to do better in my life and career in this over-ambitious life, who make delicious food for me, the men who never forget to respect my boundaries, the men who actually just want to be friends and the men who are always just there for me, I’m eternally grateful. Happy International Men’s Day! Even you deserve to be celebrated for the big or little positive things you do in life!

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