If you haven't seen the lyrics to "Don't Cry For Me," I invite you to visit the link above to see them and the details of when and why I wrote them.
Since Jackie Engle posted the lyrics on that page, I have been receiving messages from people who lost a loved one to a DUI-related accident or some other untimely death. Thanks to all who wrote for your kind words. Your messages were often very sad, but I was grateful to know that my words had meant something to you.
Many have asked to use the lyrics in a presentation, on their personal web pages, etc. I have always said yes, and anyone reading this who wants to use the lyrics is welcome to them. I only ask that you attribute the words to me on the page, and please include a link to my e-mail address (either "email@example.com" or "firstname.lastname@example.org") so others can write me.
Thank you and God bless you!
EXCERPTS FROM MESSAGES I'VE RECEIVED:
"I read your poem on www.jps.net/jme1304/noBAC/baldwin.html and i just wanted to let you know that it was a beautiful poem. My mom died by a drunk driver."
"You don't know me, nor I you, but I lost a beautiful little girl to suicide three weeks ago and while hunting some words to comfort, I ran across your poem. Just wanted you to know I love it. It spoke to my heart."
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