Don’t Cry, Don’t Cry

I feel compelled to reblog these words of comfort. Having read them over two hours ago, the final stanza is still ringing in my ears and speaking to my heart. To explain.
Tomorrow I begin participation in a music challenge for 25 days, hosted by Twindaddy. Twenty-five days of songs with accompanying questions prompting the choices.
The first question is to choose a song from your childhood. The song was easy. The reflection was not. So many memories from so long ago overwhelmed me. Grief at the loss of my parents returned. That was a couple of days ago. Tonight I read these words and found comfort from beyond the veil. Parents never leave our hearts.

Experimental Fiction

I should explain this one. One of my best friends lost his dad very recently. That, combined with memories of losing my own father, inspired this piece. I hope you like it.
And here I lay,
In quiet repose,
Don’t cry, don’t cry.

And so I’m gone,
Like summers rose,
Don’t cry, don’t cry.

And darkness now,
Is all I’ll see,
Don’t cry, don’t cry.

And in your heart,
I’ll forever be,
Don’t cry, don’t cry.

And in your loss,
A strength you’ll find,
Don’t cry, don’t cry.

And moon and stars,
Will oft’ remind,
Don’t cry, don’t cry.

And life I lived,
With love so loud,
Don’t cry, don’t cry.

And be your all,
And make me proud,
Don’t cry, don’t cry.

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8 thoughts on “Don’t Cry, Don’t Cry”

  1. This would make a wonderful lullaby. In fact, we have very similar lullabies (with very powerful and poignant lyrics) in Tamil.


    1. That’s exactly how it felt to me, LG. Like the words were parental soothing, the ‘Don’t cry’ being repeated in comfort and love. Arms wrapped around and gently rocked. It’s not the first time I’ve read Simon’s words and those of other poets here and felt sure they belonged with music. Your lullabies must be something if they are so poignant. That would be something to share.x


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