Do Not Weep for Me


Do not weep for me

for I have experienced a lifetime of joy

the sounds of birthing

the squeals of jubilant voices.

Do not weep for me

for I have felt the vibrations of storms

and weathered through them with dignity.

I have witnessed the changing of seasons

and watched the children have children.

I have seen the fruits gathered and shared by many hands.

I have smelled the soups of wellness upon a cookstove,

freshly cut grass at my entrance,

and the rain both distant and near.

I have experienced these things and more.

Do not weep for me.

Weep for the forlorn.


via Forlorn


Published by

Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn is the author of two published books – No Hill for a Stepper, 2001, and The Last Bordello, 2016. Her third novel, The Moonshine Thicket, is set in 1928 and is currently enduring a professional edit. When not on her laptop, she serves as a lap top for her grandchildren. She is a retired Early Childhood Specialist, a fitness boxer, artist, and a ball thrower for her ever-persistent mini Aussie. In addition to her blogging website,, you may find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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