It's Ok To Cry

by Dennis   Mar 26, 2008

When all that's around you
Seems awkward with trouble
When people surround you
And make your work double
When all you can think of
Is why do they pry
When words seem to fail you
It's ok to sigh

When all that surrounds you
Is hopeless and sad
When some people harm you
They treat you so bad
When they leave you so lonely
And tell you a lie
When no thought seems to comfort
It's ok to cry

When tears sting the lonely
And your empty heart aches
When your question you ask
Is why my heart breaks
When friends reach a hand to you
Once more you ask why
When you sit there and wonder
It's ok to cry

When you ask yourself why again
Your heart full of fear
When all around hurts so
Just too much to bear
When you need help understanding
You know you must try
When nothing else helps you


I wrote this poem for a friend who had just lost her partner suddenly and whose family had turned against her. With nowhere to turn she told me "I just keep crying." The words of the poem fill in the rest of the story :(


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  • 11 months ago

    by Jane Do-Re-Mi


  • 6 years ago

    by Shruti

    Wow. Just wow. Such a wonderful poem!
    It's simply perfect.
    *goes to my favourite*

  • 7 years ago

    by Divine

    It a lovely poem

  • 7 years ago

    by Yatubeera Resty

    Somebody once told me ,"tears help wash the pain from your heart" its hard to believe what he said but when you`ve been hurt and feel alone, nothing eases the pain better than crying.
    yes, its okay to cry. cry as much because when you finally stop, you feel much better.
    nice poem as i love the sincerity it poses.

  • 7 years ago

    by leilani

    I love this poem. its tone and rhythm makes me feel like it is ok to cry. its inspiring

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