Cry Tough

My grandfather once told me

to cry tough

if you cry at all.

Cry for the loss of mortality.

Cry for the loss of awe.

If you cry at all.

Cry for a healthy birth.

Cry for a noble death.

Don't let them catch you.

Cry tough

if the tears must fall.

Cry for a righteous act.

Cry for a brave demeanor.

Don't let them catch you

If the tears must fall.