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When Leaders Cry

She stood like an empty statue
Flanked by a sea of broken spirits.
Her leadership poised,
Promising not to cry.

The thanks poured.
The memories flooded.
The tears rolled down.
The room floodgates blew open.

Her strength was never more prominent,
Her leadership never so brilliant,
Her care never so transparent.
Through liquid humility.

4 thoughts on “When Leaders Cry

  1. Wasn’t it the wise Lisa Watson who said that tears are a sign of strength? Stay strong, my friend.

    1. Yes, definitely!

  2. Thank you for this very moving poem. Crying as a strength! Beth

    1. Thank you, Beth! It was inspired by a truly poignant moment for me…watching a leader I aspire to be like, no doubt.

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