Lay Here..

Don’t feel, don’t cry, chin up, be a man..

Be a man, be a man..

All these lofty standards, all these rules.. so you struggle..

Even when you’re anxious, overwhelmed and tired

Even when it hurts so badly that you cannot breathe

Even when you feel like you have failed and you feel like a wild wolf, caught in a hunter’s cruel trap, trying and failing to be free..

Lead, provide, be there, be strong, don’t fail.

Yes but uneasy lies the head somedays..

It’s okay to be tired, to break down, to rest

It’s okay to lay down the weight of the world and breathe

It’s okay to pause, take a minute, check in with yourself

It’s okay to be vulnerable, it’s not a weakness

It’s okay to cry, we won’t judge. We do not have exclusive rights to tears

Come home, lay here, tell me, tell her

Tell us where it hurts and how we can help

You don’t have to be strong all the time, we can be strong too

Come home, lay here, tell me, tell her

Tomorrow, you’ll pick up your armor and fight again

And when you return we will be here for you

There’s no shame in feeling all your feelings, there’s no shame in resting your weary head..

Just come home..

Adaugo -2021

5 Replies to “Lay Here..”

  1. Hi Adaugo. I always look forward to reading your posts. They are spirit filled so to say and I feel like they speak to me, especially this one. It was just what I needed. Thank you for posting it and thank you for being you. I can’t wait to read more things that come from your beautiful mind. I might just be your biggest fan, asides your family maybe.

    😊

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      1. This is absolutely fascinating I must confess. Great job you are doing. Each line has a specific power to ignite passion. Your works are pretty awesome.

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  2. This is absolutely fascinating I must confess. Great job you are doing. Each line has a specific power to ignite passion. Your works are pretty awesome.

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