It Takes Bravery to Cry

Beaten up and broken down
Faked smile and forced laughter
As tears threaten to pour,
To reveal your secrets,
Tell the whole world everything - 
Everything you don't want them to know. 
Be strong; hold it in,
And the tears won't betray you. 
They'll make your eyes glimmer,
Make the smile look more real. 
Days, weeks, months, years
You've made through, you always will. 
You'll always be a coward,
Too afraid to let them in,
Too scared to let them know a thing. 
It takes bravery to cry. 

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