“When A Starboy Cries, He Shed Not Tears But Light” | Prompt #12

Emotional tears. They’re usually associated when one is in illusion, relief, and excitement. Tears have always been related to sadness and grief. But that’s not the case. Always.

I don’t know for how many years I’ve been not crying. In general, we, as humans, are so emotional that even if we see someone crying, it starts making us cry too. Even if we look at any wedding, anyone who has nothing to do with the bride but when they look at her crying, it starts making them cry too, doesn’t it?

And on the other hand, it’s completely opposite with me. I don’t know when did I become this cold hearted person that my tears don’t come out even at those times.

Recently, I was speaking with Divyani, my bestfriend, and she said in her wedding pictures there’s not a single photo in her Bidaai where I am crying. I was hugging her before the ceremony, and in during the time of departure, I didn’t cry.

I’m really bad at it. I am not the one who doesn’t get affected with this, but my life has a lot of moments which make me strong enough to see them as they are rather than crying over it. And I don’t know why it happens, but it does.

Although, it’s not the case always. I do feel really good about crying when I am in joy, at times. Either I sob in my anxiety, or cry out in happiness. There’s no in between.

In tonight prompt number 12, When a starboy cries, he sheds not tears but light, I’m sharing a piece in which you’ll see mg tears of joy:


My stars are crying not tears but light,
Dusted in dreams in the beautiful sky.
Sparkling in love, Romance around,
With you near me, my tears of joy are crown.

For me it’s you who gives me the hope,
The fire to my soul, and love me as whole.
Simply because you’ve made me calm myself, with everything I already have
I’m proud of things that made me brave.

Didn’t I think about reaching to the stars?
To make it a reality, by fighting the chaos.
Possibilities are endless, just hold me and stand,
I’m going to meet you at the other end.

Isn’t it funny that we lose hope and react?
Our eyes speak our hearts with a slightest attack.

Each night there’s a darkness, but waiting for the dawn
The stars of my fate has been deployed,
I’ve come over with a lot of difficulties
And now my stars are crying in joy.

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Published by: SumitOfficial

Sumit Yadav(25), popularly known as SumitOfficial, is a blogger from Mumbai who has been writing since 5 years, and has posted 600+ Blog Posts till now. He is an MBA and works in an Educational Industry in Mumbai as a Senior Career Consultant. His spare-time activities include creative things like -- Acting, Photographing, mimicking, singing. He has worked with Radios, appeared on National TV, interviewed authors, appeared on newspapers for multiple activities, and has written reviews for magazines. Also, he's been consistently writing offline in his journals for more than 875+ days now. He believes in Continuous Progression, and Exponential Growth. 

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24 thoughts on ““When A Starboy Cries, He Shed Not Tears But Light” | Prompt #12”

    1. I wanted to change this thought of tears which are associated with tears. Imagine someone calling you and in return you say you’ll call back later because your eyes are teary, and the first thing they’ll assume is, something is wrong with you. But that’s not the case always.

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      1. But that’s what generally happen na. See if I am too happy and someone calls me I would like to share that happiness. Only when I am grieving I would like to ignore.
        Having said that I do understand the point which you want to put across. Tears are of joy too.

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  1. We’re opposite again, you don’t cry and my tear glands are hyper active, I get emotional and I cry every now and then. The tap’s always on😅

    But then again, I really liked the poem, again you put forward the prompt in a positive way. Especially the last stanza says it all.
    Extremely beautiful work!

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    1. Hi Rashmi! This is as normal as usual. Crying your heart out is always good because you let the emotions come out which aren’t suitable to be inside your heart.

      Thank you for appreciating the positivity I could bring through the poem. It was actually a big task to drag it completely to a different angle.

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  2. Oh, this is so beautiful again. What a unique way of perceiving this prompt. I’ve never seen anyone cry in happiness yet. But here you are huh!! 🤭
    Also, I remember a time I made you cry. Do you remember that? 😈

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  3. I’m halfway somewhere there, around me, lots of situations seek wise solutions rather than crying over them.

    Yeah achievements make us feel the heaviest. My trigger could be that. When some achievement justifies all the struggles.

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