Wailing is not Whining
Wailing is not whining.
In the sea of hatred I sail
I hear people hating on
Whiners the most, but oftentimes
The wailing, mourning folk
Get mixed into the whiners.
Is not whining.
Whining— is what you do when you stubbed your toe.
Wailing— is what you do when someone kills your son.
Whining— is what you do when you wish you had something.
Wailing— is what you do when you’ve lost it all.
Whining— is when you skipped lunch.
Wailing— is what you do when someone or something hurts you
In a profound way
People say they hate whiners
They say they hate complaining
They say they hate emotions and
They say they hate crybabies but
What they really hate
Is when you tell them to
Acknowledge your perspective
Instead of just blaming you
For “your own problems”
I don’t really want to live in this world
Full of whiners
All complaining about those who wail
Who ignore the reasons to cry
Who hold it all in and “act tough”
So hard and callous that they never even acknowledge
How much strength it takes to wail.