I Cry

Sometimes when I'm alone
I Cry,
Cause I am on my own.
The tears I cry are bitter and warm.
They flow with life but take no form
I Cry because my heart is torn.
I find it difficult to carry on.
If I had an ear to confide in,
I would cry among my treasured friend,
but who do you know that stops that long,
to help another carry on.
The world moves fast and it would rather pass by.
Then to stop and see what makes one cry,
so painful and sad.
And sometimes...
I Cry
and no one cares about why.

by Tupac Shakur

Comments (5)

its brilliantly penned- so deep allegorical meaning it carries
Please, What really matter about this poem?
This is known as a Child Ballad (Child #26) . Francis Child was a folklorist who collected traditional ballads. This version is one of many. It is an Anglicised version of an even older Scottish ballad, The Twa Corbies: As I was walking all alane, I heard twa corbies makin a mane; The tane unto the ither say, Whar sall we gang and dine the-day? In ahint yon auld fail dyke, I wot there lies a new slain knight; And nane do ken that he lies there, But his hawk, his hound an his lady fair. His hound is tae the huntin gane, His hawk tae fetch the wild-fowl hame,   His lady's tain anither mate, So we may mak oor dinner swate. Ye'll sit on his white hause-bane, And I'll pike oot his bonny blue een; Wi ae lock o his gowden hair  We'll theek oor nest whan it grows bare. Mony a one for him makes mane, But nane sall ken whar he is gane; Oer his white banes, whan they are bare, The wind sall blaw for evermair.
......wonderful poem......the spelling is different and nice ★
Enter the title 'The Three Ravens' on Google and view the ontario site to see the 'olde' meaning of some of the words. This is from the period -1600 s