For grieving dads…

It must be very difficult
to be a man in grief
since “men don’t cry” and “men are strong”
no tears can bring relief.

It must be very difficult
to stand up to the test
and field the calls and visitors
so she can gets some rest

They always ask if she’s alright
and what she’s going through
but seldom take his hand and ask
“my friend, but how are you?”

He hears her crying in the night
and thinks his heart will break
he dries her tears and comforts her
but “stays strong” for her sake

It must be very difficult
to start each day anew
and try to be so very brave–
he lost his baby too.

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