Don't tell me that you understand

Don't tell me that you know,

Don't tell me that I will survive

Or how I will surely grow.


Don't tell me that this is just a test

That I am truly blessed

That I am chosen for this task

Apart from all the rest.


Don't come at me with answers

That can only come from me,

Don't tell me how my grief will pass,

That I will soon be free.


Don't stand in pious judgement

Of the bounds I must untie,

Don't tell me how to suffer

And don't tell me how to cry!


My life is filled with selfishness,

My pain is all I see,

But, I need you now,

I need your love, unconditionally.


Accept me in my ups and downs,

I need someone to share,

Just hold my hand and let me cry,

And say, "My friend, I care."

A Place Of Serenity