I know in the midst
of girls and our problems,
we push you away into the corner,
sweeping you under the mat.
I am here to tell you:
you are worth it.
I know society thinks it is wrong
of you to cry, but it is okay.
Crying is a natural human emotion.
I know society thinks you
should have broad shoulders
to carry your family, but it is
okay to let your spouse take the reins.
It is okay to admit defeat and treat yourself.
I know society has made you into
a lustful monster who craves power
and the innocence of women.
I know you boys get abused, beaten, and raped.
I know you boys hate your body
and question if your life is worth living for.
I am here to tell you that you can do it.
This is for the boys who suffer mental illnesses,
health disorders, and traumatic pasts.
You don't have to have it together all the time.
There are going to be days, when you feel
like you can't get up, and that is fine.
This poem is for the boys who held
their tears in for so long
until the bullet erased
their emotions and cries for help.
This is for the boys who stare
at the reflection in the mirror,
and wish to be someone else.
I hope one day, you will realize
you are a prince, and you can
write beautifully and legibly.
You are worth every tear society
makes you hold in.
You are beautiful, handsome,
fabulous, and intelligent.