Don't Cry For Me

Don't Cry For Me

A Poem by manchilld99

" ... when death creeps into our lives ..."



Don’t cry for me now that I am gone

My race is done and I have won

I flew away on angel’s wings

On a gentle breeze, finally at ease.

Don’t cry for me; the pain is gone

We fought this fight with all our might

I now have gone to wait for you

for when your journey brings you too.

Don’t cry for me; it hurts me to see

The pain and longing you have for me.

For I have gone, yes gone my way

Just think of me on my brightest day.

Don’t cry for me; I couldn’t stay.

No, please understand, it was all I could stand.

Remember my touch, the times we had

Remember our love in good times and bad.

Don’t cry for me, and don’t forget

The laughs and tears we shared for years

Remember me as I was then

Yes, please do say you knew me when.


Don’t cry for me; as my hour came near

For what I had yearned, I now have earned .

I was finally able to go in peace.

I had found true love, so don’t cry for me.

by Darlene Sanders & Doug Curry *

February 26, 2010

*This is Darlene’s last poem. It came to me in her voice as she lay comatose in the ICU of a local hospital. I only wrote it down. It is her poem.

© 2015 manchilld99

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this reminds me of what my MoM before her own death would say this brought tears to my eyes thinking of her its only been 2 1/2 years thanks for this

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Posted 9 Years Ago

I flew away on angel's wings
On a gentle breeze, finally at ease...
Nice write...

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Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on September 18, 2012
Last Updated on May 4, 2015



rochester, NY

I write poems and stories, and have broadcast a blues show on the radio since 1982. I am from Harlem, currently live in Rochester, NY, but have been around. more..

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A Poem by manchilld99