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




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

    but still okay to cry for anyone who suffers, even if it is their karma

  2. kristianw84 says:

    Just because someone might have it worse doesn’t mean your pain isn’t valid. If I cry for your suffering, it is only because I care. Asking me not to would be like asking me not to breathe.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I understand this ask is hard for empaths like yourself. Just because your tears are not something I need or want; does not mean they do not have a need of their own. Thank you, Kristian! ♥

  3. So true my friend! We each make our own road and it must go through wherever we need to go through to get there… beautiful!

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    I noticed a pattern you repeated in your last poem ending each stanza with “you linger in my head.” This feels like a continuation of the pattern and sentiment of that piece, starting each stanza with “do not cry for me.” It shows that you’ve made your choices and are not looking for sympathy.

  5. I will not cry for you but when you are not looking, I may shed a single tear.

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