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




22 Responses to “Do Not Cry For Me”
  1. beth says:

    compassion and empathy

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    It is a beautiful poem and expresses such truths for it is always important to recognise that someone else may be in a worse position than yours. Well written my friend.

  3. I do use the idea of someone in a ‘worse situation’ whenever I get myself into a pity-party for one. It is so easy to crow with excitement when people’s choices bring them great reward, so it seems only fair that we can also feel some sorrow when people’s choices bring them ill fate. Your words are abundantly clear that each of us needs to hold our own selves accountable for our status in life at any given time; having said that, I will still feel sorrow when someone has landed in a bad place, no matter how that person got there!

  4. kristianw84 says:

    I agree that we should all be held accountable for our actions, decisions, etc…, but I can’t help but cry when I hear of someone’s sorrow. Someone, somewhere, will always have it worse, but that doesn’t mean our pain isn’t validated. ❤

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I am all for finding the compassion for other people’s situations, but less wanting it for my own. As usual, it all comes down to perspective. Thank you Kristian! Sending much love!

  5. I need reminding of this truth. It helps me cope. You said it so well.

  6. Jim Borden says:

    I like the positive attitude and the acceptance of responsibility that is present in this poem…

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    I think it’s a much better attitude to accept the hand that life deals us and go from there.

  8. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so beautiful Brad. You are practical a strategist, accepting what sorrows or pain life might have sent your way. However it is hard for those that care about you not to feel bad when someone the have feelings for could be hurting. We don’t always control our fate or what others do to us in hostile situations. It is a lovely poem but I would cry for you Brad. Love ❤️ Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I understand what you are saying Jonikins, and I love you for it. Bit I can always think of people who deserve your tears more than I.

      • jonicaggiano says:

        I believe we are more alike than you realize. There are a few people that I feel very attached to as I am drawn to their work. You are most certainly one of those people. I am extremely intuitive because of my childhood and teenage years. Not that I even need that to draw from as your heart and kindness is throughout your beautiful poetry Brad. Love ❤️ Jonikins

  9. Anonymous says:

    Really enjoyed this one

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