They say, “No woman nuh cry”
Hmmm …that’s a lie!
So, let me tell you the truth my dear
Many a nights I’ve soaked my pillow with tears
There was a time all I wanted to do was die
So, I gotta stop and testify…
I was trapped in suicidal despair
And those forbidden tears were always there
So yes, women do cry!
There was a time I walked the streets
Looking a home for my child and me
There was no peace when I laid my head
For I turned my back on the grace of heaven
I walked alone!
Chose to walk alone
Chose to walk away from God’s holy throne
So yes, I cried
I cried life’s bitter tears
Drank from life’s bitter sea
Deception had taken a hold of me…
But when I couldn’t take it anymore
And all I tried had failed
I got on my knees and repented in prayer
Especially then, my tears were there
I cry when dark nights tarry on
And I yearn to glimpse the break of dawn
I cry for the Potter is molding me!
“No woman nuh cry”
That’s a lie …cause I’m a woman,
And still I cry.
“PoetykPrayz” is poetry by Loraine
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