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Famous Don't Worry Poems by Famous Poets

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by Edson, Russell
...ting, says the barber, still, I can't send you 
home with only one ear. I'll have to remove the other one. But 
don't worry, it'll be an accident.
 Symmetry demands it. But make sure it's an accident, I 
don't want you cutting me up on purpose.
 Maybe I'll just slit your throat.
 But it has to be an accident . . ....Read More

by Webb, Charles call like tedious
Birds, "If only..." up and down hospital halls--
When, long-distance, I hear her say, "Don't worry.

Honey, I'll be fine," is it a wonder
If my mind speeds down blind alleys?
If the adage "Love is blind" has never seemed
So true? If, in a flash of blinding light
I see Justice drop her scales, yank off

Her blindfold, stand revealed--a monster-god
With spidery arms and a mouth like a black hole--
While I leap, ant-sized, at her feet, blinde...Read More

by Issa, Kobayashi
...Don't worry, spiders,
I keep house
casually....Read More

by Ammons, A R
to spring and

my word I said
to the southern slopes

missed it, it
came and went before
I got right to see:

don't worry, said the mountain,
try the later northern slopes
or if

you can climb, climb
into spring: but
said the mountain

it's not that way
with all things, some
that go are gone...Read More

by Service, Robert William
Your rafters are scribbled with adage and rhyme,
And dimmed with tobacco and dream.
"Each day has its laugh", and "Don't worry, just work".
Such mottoes reproachfully shine.
Old calendars dangle -- what memories lurk
About you, dear cabin of mine!

I hear the world-call and the clang of the fight;
I hear the hoarse cry of my kind;
Yet well do I know, as I quit you to-night,
It's Youth that I'm leaving behind.
And often I'll think of you, empty and black,
Moos...Read More

by Collins, Billy
...e basket of chestnuts on the kitchen table.

I am also the moon in the trees
and the blind woman's tea cup.
But don't worry, I'm not the bread and the knife.
You are still the bread and the knife.
You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and--somehow--the wine....Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...bathroom, the woman was lying naked

on the couch, and the man was sitting in a chair with his

hat on his lap.

 "Don't worry about him, " the girl said. "These things

make no difference to him. He's rich. He has 3, 859 Rolls

Royces." The girl was very pretty and her body was like a

clear mountain river of skin and muscle flowing over rocks

of bone and hidden nerves.

 "Come to me, " she said. "And come inside me for we are

Aquarius and I lo...Read More

by Levine, Philip
"Your asthma's bad, old man." He doesn't answer, 
And turns to the grey windows and the weather. 
"Don't worry, Stephan, the lungs will go to cancer." 


I speak, "the enemy's exhausted, victory 
Is almost ours..." These twenty new recruits, 
Conscripted for the battles lost already, 
Were once the young, exchanging bitter winks, 

And shuffling when I rose to eloquence, 
Determined not to die and not to show 
The fear that held them i...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
...ghtly, lightly
All the way through your ruins, and not to lose
Any sleep over the dead, who surely
Will bury their own, don't worry....Read More

by Service, Robert William
...el that I'm doing right."
"God bless you and keep you, Young Fellow My Lad,
 You're all of my life, you know."
"Don't worry. I'll soon be back, dear Dad,
 And I'm awfully proud to go."

 * * * *

"Why don't you write, Young Fellow My Lad?
 I watch for the post each day;
And I miss you so, and I'm awfully sad,
 And it's months since you went away.
And I've had the fire in the parlour lit,
 And I'm keeping it burning bright
Till my boy comes home; and here I...Read More

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