Do Not Cry For Me



Do not cry for me

I sleep in the bed I made

Each thought and action

Is the hand I have played


Do not cry for me

Or give concern a voice

This is not fate you see

The result of every choice


Do not cry for me

Even when things seem bad

What I must bear in life

Does not require you be sad


Do not cry for me

Save your tears for greater need

Consequences are blind at best

And what mistakes do breed


Do not cry for me

Let nary a teardrop fall

I can take what this life gives

The good, the bad, I accept it all


Do not cry for me

I shoulder no given curse

Whatever befalls to me

Someone is suffering worse




17 Responses to “Do Not Cry For Me”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    You never cease to amaze me! 😍😍

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I hope that will always be true, Kristian! Hope things are going well in your new position and that you are both well and happy! Sending love! ❤❤❤

      • kristianw84 says:

        I don’t see how it couldn’t always be true. Your words move me in ways I can’t describe, but they always leave me with a longing for more. You always give us glimpses into who you are and I can never tear my eyes away. I can’t always find the words to express why, but that is no longer the question. The question has become: How could I ever stop?

        I am still unsure what this new position entails really, but there has been a lot of transitioning. I’ve met with my new boss a few times now. She seems like a good one. I suppose only time will tell. We are well, not so sure I can say I’m happy, but I am well. Much love!! ❤❤

  2. These words tug at me in so many different ways. They speak of your courage to face what befalls you, and that’s an admirable trait. They also speak of your pride, which we know is indelibly strong and doesn’t let you see the gift you give to others when they are permitted to reach out in assistance. I suspect, however, that my greatest tears will be when you are no longer in this world for me to cry for…. I love you for all of the things you are and all of your traits, good and bad and because I know how great would be my loss not to have you in my life…

  3. beth says:

    gratitude in spite of challenges, compassion and empathy in play

  4. alwayswithlovekat says:


  5. Jim Borden says:

    Happiness is relative…
    Another beautiful poem, Brad.

  6. Matt P says:

    Just beautiful! But you can’t tell people to not cry, Brad ☹️😆

  7. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Beautiful verses my friend and with much truth in those precise and perfectly chosen words. I truly admire your talent and your vision. All the best,

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