Don't You Cry for Me

Don't You Cry for Me

A Poem by Christina May Shanaberg
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Written for my late cousin, Mary Root, who faced her death with great courage and a desire to move on!

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DON'T YOU CRY FOR ME

 

I raised my head, from my death-bed,

Though I could but barely see;

They had taken my specs away;

     I swiped away the tears, you had shed;

     Oh, Hon, don't you cry for me;

     All men are ordained to pass this way;

This is a time for me to move on

And you must release me to another place;

Wish me well, in the world where I'm going;

     My love for you will never be gone

     And you have memories of my face;

     What I've reaped, I will be sowing;

I will take a piece of you with me,

'Cause your love is branded upon my soul;

It's time to wipe my earthly slate clean

     And become what I shall, now, be;

     Don't linger long 'round my coffin's hole;

     Let's just pray, my new existence is serene.

 


© 2010 Christina May Shanaberg



Author's Note

Christina May Shanaberg
We, all, love you and miss you, Mary; I know your new existence is serene.

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This is interesting. Your emotion rang through very well. I don't understand the indents though. Was it just to separate the 3 line stanzas? At first, I thought it was a conversation, and was confused, but I quickly realized it was not. Other than that, this is a great piece. Very compelling.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Very touching poem.
Straight from the heart
your poem came.
What a comfort to
those mourning.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was very touching and really made my heart sink. This was a very well put dedication.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This goes beyond what I would call 'deep.'
This would reach beyond the lowest portion of an abyss, it's so deep.
Ha, I know. That's kind of a lame comparison.
Still, my point is that this is beautifully written.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A sweet poem of courage and acceptance.
Sorry for your loss! I hope my exit is just as brave
(given I have time to think about it)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Let's just pray, my new existence is serene." Beautiful ending to a beautiful tribute. Instead of focusing on death, you brought the focus to a new life. Love it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Loved ones always live on in our hearts and through there teachings... very heartfelt tribute to your cousin, no doubt she is smiling down on you.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

There does come a time when we must all leave this world. It sounds like this was a peaceful leaving. Thank you for sharing this moment.

I must admit to a bit of confusion with the first indent, I thought it was a different person speaking and started reading at the beginning again and then I understood that the indents did not change the perspective.

I hope we all can face death with this type of readiness.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

We must listen to the wise one's. I hope she found a serene place to rest. A beautiful poem and memory. A excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am such a sap. I cry at movies, especially scenes of love in a family or relationships mended or love lost. This made me cry. Don't tell my poker buddies. They'd never let me live it down. LOL

Nice write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A beautiful Tribute.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: Death, Courage, Mourning, Religious

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Christina May Shanaberg
Christina May Shanaberg

Mount Vernon, OH



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I am a former member of North Shore Writers' Guild in Willoughby OH. I have had numerous poems published and letters. I am, currently, working on a screen play that I hope will interest my cousin-in.. more..

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