Teen Poetry Collections

The Man Who Couldn’t Cry

by Tweety Deuce (age 16)

The man who couldn’t cry was known by the name Tweety Deuce.
He had so much anger, no one knew when he’d let loose.

The man who couldn't cry had never seen his dad.
He started selling dope to get the things he never had.

The man who couldn't cry was forced to be a man.
The closest friend he had was the pistol in his hand.

The man who couldn't cry didn't care about living a life.
He would often do things without thinking twice.

The man who couldn't cry didn't understand the word LOVE.
All he knew how to do was sell crack and be a thug.

The man who couldn't cry was faithful to his homies,
But every time he was broke he'd find himself lonely.

The man who couldn't cry had watched his friend die.
To alleviate the stress he'd ride and get high.

The man who couldn't cry was in and out of juvenile.
He'd been through so much it was hard for him to smile.

The man who couldn't cry was deep in the game.
He'd done so much wrong he didn't think he would change.

The man who couldn't cry was trapped in the dark.
But when he saw the LIGHT he finally found his heart.

The man who couldn't cry.

Dedicated to my Dad