A Solitary Man

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

As a boy and then a man, I never knew I could talk about feelings and emotions, so I never did. I never talked about my heartaches, heartbreaks, failures, fears, or anger, because I never knew I could.

A SOLITARY MAN

By Al Garcia

As a boy and then a man, I never knew I could talk about feelings and emotions, so I never did.  I never talked about my heartaches, heartbreaks, failures, fears, or anger, because I never knew I could.

So, I kept the hurt and pain and suffered all alone, just because I didn’t think that I could share my private joys or anguish and still be looked at as a man.

It has taken me a lifetime of trials and tribulations to finally realize that all it takes is strength, courage, and faith in one’s self to be the person that you were meant to be, without the need to hide, conceal or suppress the humanness within. 

For a man is not judged by his ability to hide behind a manufactured mask, emotionless and hollow, but rather by his ability to show and express his compassion, empathy and love. 

I used to be a solitary man, until I found I could be me. 


Submitted: June 05, 2021

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