And it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do
you?

from Charles Bukowski – Bluebird on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is a very interesting look at human nature. Even though he has subtly acknowledged his vulnerability throughout the poem, he refuses to open up completely, insisting instead that “I don’t” cry.

He also shows the very human need to be accepted with the last line. When asking, “do you?” he is attempting to force the reader to surrender some vulnerability. But more importantly you can feel the desperation in his voice, hoping that he is not the only one who feels like crying sometimes.

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