Do strong women cry?
by Sharon Robson
I cried I fell I bled... I cried I fell I bled All alone. All because strong women aren't supposed to show moments of weakness. Not once in their life. If you cry, you become yet another woman with tears always at the brim of your lashes. None to take you seriously, None to call you equal. We are made to believe since time immemorial, that girls cry and boys don’t. As time passed and we grew, gender was given a chance at fluidity. We even phrased ’strong women are equal to men’, just to stand shoulder to shoulder equal to men.
Alas! We had to mimic men in order to identified by men as equals. Aren’t we woman first, humans bound with our own brand of uniqueness? Why not take a step back and ask yourself, Why should I feel so helpless and lonely? Why should I bear it all alone? You don’t sister. Believe me, you don’t. You were only made to believe so. You can have a helping hand and still be strong, You can have a shoulder to cry on and still be fearless, You can crave a warm hug and still soar independently. Always remember my dear beautiful sister, Your ability to express emotion is your strength, To forget To forgive To let go To let the present run its course And the future shine brighter than yesterday.
Always remember my dear beautiful sister, It’s your power from within that lets the tears run down your soft cheeks. It is you who has the strength, To endure what you thought couldn't, To face what you thought would break you, To fight alongside men without being them. Just be yourself my beautiful sister, Because you and I know Strong women show weakness. Strong women march right ahead with our heads held high. Strong women weren't put on God's green earth to be just equal to men, Strong women were made in an image so much more greater than our society could ever imagine.