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She Only Cries On Tuesdays

Updated on April 23, 2013

She only cries on Tuesdays

It is a rule that she made for herself

One month after a very terrible day

It is a secret rule

That nobody knows

She decided

That too many tears

Would be a selfish indulgence

And lead to self pity

And that they would make her weak

But she also feared

That not enough tears

Would make her cold

And she thought that both

Too few and too many

Might make her crazy

For some people

In pain

Not being crazy

Is much harder than you think

So because she didn't want

To be weak or cold or crazy

She only cries on Tuesdays


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    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Your poetry touches the depths of the soul.

      Wonderful, sad and honest.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Very well done.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Interesting and thought provoking. I would have chosen Monday.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      I only eat carbs on Tuesdays!

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      thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Very nice poem, Monday is my day. Thank you.