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Firstly, tell him that he doesn't necessarily need to be the “strongest” man in the world,
that if he cries, you won't look down on him for it,
that you won't call him weak.

Tell him that he doesn't have to like sports, or fishing, or football, or any of the “mainstream” things that boys are “supposed” to like.

Let him know that liking art, or dancing, or singing or acting doesn't make him gay, doesn’t make him any less of a man, it just makes him who he is.

A human being.

And for goodness sakes, tell him that blue does not have to be his favorite color, than he can indulge in pink, or purple or even magenta!

And to the girl who take on the task, remember please,  that it is not always the Knight who saves the Princess.

No, this time, the Princess may need to save the Knight.

Do not pour your problems onto him, rather, balance each other out.
Be a shoulder to cry on. A friend to be there. A love that never leaves.
Perhaps more than often, he'll lean on you. He'll cry to you, and squeeze you in agony, to the point where you can no longer breath.

You'll be his pillar, his center of life, the one who rises with him, and the one who falls with him.

Never forget this, for you are a Queen. And a good Queen takes care of all of her subjects, including the King.

And out of his agony, and out of his pain, your love will spring up like a flower.
And the exhaustion will be worth it in the end.
Just couldn't help it! I had to write one of my own, but I did it for boys, because lately, i haven't seen a lot of love for boys on Deviant Art. There's been a lot of literature building up girls, and while that's good and all, I figured the boys needed a little self boost. 

Inspire by :iconprussianpersephone: 's poem. 
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:iconzachvalkyrie:
ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Writer
thanks. Just... thanks.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
:) 
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HellBunneh2013 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely love this and had to fav because my boyfriend loves acting, doesn't mind the colour pink, wishes he was stronger and hates the way he looks, and this just makes me smile cause honestly to me he's perfect and I think thats all that matters ^_^
I love your work, just so amazing and really interesting :3
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Aww! You're so kind to your boyfriend! thanks for the comment!
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psychosquatch Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
I once had long hair, a purple bike, and was a bit too honest about my emotions. Some hated me for it. Others thought it was ballsy to be that way regardless of what people think. Guess who I liked more? Great poem, by the way. :)
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the personal input and the kind comment! 
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:iconkurosaki-amber:
Kurosaki-Amber Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Writer
I...love...this. A beautiful piece of work. 
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkurosaki-amber:
Kurosaki-Amber Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Writer
Not a problem. 
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ohmygoskjackfrost Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
nice. very nice.....
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. 
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:iconohmygoskjackfrost:
ohmygoskjackfrost Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
ur welcome.....it was very sweet ;_;
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Dinofreak126 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I am also a guy. My feelings are almost mirrored by your words. This post means so much to me, it's almost indescribable.

I went to a psychologist recently, actually on a field trip, and it's been confirmed by every test they could cook up - I'm depressed, hostile, moody, impulsive, and 'vulnerable'. But I have always been looking for the one person I could give my heart to. I live in a small town where people like me are either shunned or friendzoned to the point of no return. I tried to resort to online dating, thought I'd finally found the one. Let her go 5 times before she wouldn't even mess with it anymore. I don't blame her.

My message from that story: You girls who take on the daunting task of being with guys like me... Be patient. It may not shine through right away, but our love for you burns just as bright as anyone else's. You are the only people who would do such a wonderful thing for us, after all.

You lucky bastards with the rarest catch in the world... Don't ever let her go. She is one of a kind. That means you have one shot and one shot ONLY. Anything after that is her polite way of letting you go slowly.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much for your words, and certainly, I'll take them to heart. Hopefully, one day you can branch off from your small town, and find an even bigger town with more girls, maybe you'll find the right one. 
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mlyons Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Writer
Beautiful in word and spirit.  Thank you for writing this.  <3
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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Nahmala Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to show this to the men in my life who need to know it's okay to not be okay. :)
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! Please do share it!
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Botehabitenacoeur Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so deep and emotional. As a woman that loves deep enough to save anythimg I love I appreciate this poem ^-^
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SyGuy2013 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As my DA name implies, I am a guy.... I believe with every molecule of my being that being open to your feelings, letting them out, and not bottling them up is what makes a REAL man. Don't get me wrong; I do feel like men are supposed to be there for their families and loved ones, yet I also know that you WOMEN are more than capable of taking care of yourselves AND take care of us MEN as well.... As you can see, I agree with you.... Also, pink is one of my favorite colors!
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lidsworth Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I agree! I really do! 
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SyGuy2013 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:-D
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dead-rotten-bitch Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

You've captured my boy perfectly <3 I wish I could be that girl for him…

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lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Time and patience will mold you into that girl you need to be, don't rush anything. Thanks for the comment. 
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dead-rotten-bitch Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wasn't planning to...I'll keep that in mind though. Thanks for the advice :huggle:
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LightFromAPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This made my day! So,so,so TRUE! Thank you for writing this!
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem!
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DemonHowl Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Writer
nice
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SilverandBlaze4EVR Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Clap 
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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VampiricLegend Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Writer
Even the strongest king needs a queen by his side :)
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
True! 
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:iconzpickard:
zpickard Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This was an amazing piece… I have yet to see one like it in my reading and this was very well written. Hit home. Great work. 
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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W1ckedVanity Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
My muse does hair and makeup and to tell the truth, I would not care in the least if he was a fulltime female  illusionist. He is not but I would be at every show as proud as I could be of him.  I am just that  far in the "grey area"  ^_^=
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconasterlia:
Asterlia Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
This is sweet and so true. :D

I'd rather a guy be true to himself than be too scared or proud to be different from the rest of society. If someone doesn't like you for being different, then they're not worth having in your life. Don't be afraid to just be yourself; you don't always need to follow others' footsteps.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
True! Thanks!
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aw
I like this :D
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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W1ckedVanity Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I am in love with a man who's a musician, writer, and he is my muse. I wish he would allow himself to let go of some of the problems I know are weighing him down in his soul that he keeps bottled up. He puts on a happy face just to ensure that I remain happy. I hope of he should happen to read this...BOYS DO CRY!  And I won't love you any less if you have a crying fit to rival my meltdowns :"). Same goes for the rest of fellas,wear  pink,  tight pants,  and play guitar.  We need more men like you
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
;D Thanks!
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W1ckedVanity Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Do you care to remove my comments please because my family likes to be nosey and read what I write to hate on me......thanks
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red-wynter Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I was listening to "all of you" when reading this. Cue the waterworks.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I under stand the water works!
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Leijing Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Sounds like my beloved.  I always said that it takes strength for a man to cry in front of you.  THey are told that they are supposed to be tough and never show emotion, so for them to let their guard down that much, that's huge.

And, to the ladies reading this, if you man likes to cook, let him have at it! ^.~
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
True, it does take a lot of strength for a man to cry in front of you, I agree. And thanks for the comment!
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