The Day I Made A Man Cried

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
For my Grandpa.

Submitted: April 13, 2019

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The Day I Made a Man Cried

 

He sat there with his head

Turned to gaze into the dark.

His eyes were frozen, inside him

Something was boiling.

 

I turned his head and asked:

“Are you ready?” He nodded.

 

Tears dripped from his eyes

In a torrent,

Evaporated his lifetime’s memories

Into tomorrows.

 

With smiles he said:

“It was the first time I ever cried.”

I nodded.

 

“Goodbye. And do well.” I said.

 

From a distance apart,

“Goodbye. And I will.” He replied.

 

Doctors came to unplug his tubes,

Nurses came to clean up his body.

While his face still lingering with tears.

 

Into blue sky,

“You are welcome.” I whispered.

 

And soon I heard

a newborn baby cred. 


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