They say

They say
They can’t write poems
But then they do.

They say
They can’t bear pain
But then they do.

They say
If they start to cry
They’ll never stop.

But then they do.


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “They say”

  1. I love that poem! Short and powerful.

    Amazing how poetry can really pack a punch.

    Nice job.


    (I’ll try to come up with a poem to put here. If not, I’ll use “they say” as a writing prompt.

  2. “Ow! What was that for?” I rubbed my arm where Sandra had just pinched me.

    “Look at him!” she hissed. “Just look! He’s gorgeous! That face, like a movie star! And he’s so tall!”

    “He’s okay, I guess…hey!” She had just punched me.

    “OKAY?! What is the matter with you? Are you blind? And oh my god, will you look at those feet?! They’re huge!” She was actually blushing. “You know what they say about the size of a man’s feet…”

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