Society's Expectation of a Man

I can see it in your eyes
I've seen it in eyes before you
The look you get
The look you have
I don't need to look further
I just know
There's a heavy load
On your shoulders
A burden that you carry
A worry that won't go away
And all you need
Is to be told
Everything is going to be okay
A look that warrants a hug
And some love
Tender touch
But because you are a man
You are told to be strong
You are not allowed to cry
You are told to provide
If you fall short
You are deemed a failure
If you succeed
Your success falls short
You are suppose to do this
It is expected of you
You are a man
............ 

 

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