“man up!”

he was in pain,

he has lost,

he has suffered,

he has been left alone.

society told him to man up,

and so he did.

he vocalized his feelings,

he stopped being denial,

he stopped closing himself,

he stopped being hard on himself,

and for once,

he did what society has told him,

to man up.


dedicated to all men out there who are afraid to speak up regarding their feelings.



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Adelaide Livia

A literature student who probably hasn’t read your books-every-literature-student-has-read list.