I Am Gone Now

To put this in context, please feel free to read “Write Your Own Eulogy”.


I Am Gone Now ©

Penned by Brad Osborne

I am gone now,

but do not be sad.

I have lived my life.


I have done what I can,

but less than I had hoped.

Loved when I could,

Cried when I hurt,

Laughed at myself,

Danced in the rain,

Swam upstream,

Tossed in the wind,

Toed the line,

Sang out of tune,

Walked when I should have run,

Spoke out too little,

Shared the joy of children,

Always fought hard,

Often chose selfishly,

Earned my scars,

Learned as I went,

Risked and been rewarded,

Gambled and lost,

Failed without fear,

Made good friends,

Smiled for no reason,

Felt snow in the Arctic

and sun at the equator,

I have seen beauty in all its forms.


I am gone now,

but do not be sad.

I have lived my life.

5 Responses to “I Am Gone Now”
  1. Anonymous says:

    I fervently hope that this is the only place I will ever see these words. I’m so proud of the man you are – with all of your failures and all of your accomplishments – and the thought that your physical presence would not be in my life terrifies me. We’ve both suffered the loss of loved ones we’ve had to learn to live without, but the loss of you might be truly more than I can handle. Having said that, these words truly speak of the person I know you to be, and I hope that when the time comes for them to be uttered (by someone other than me, as I expect to pre-decease you), they will bring comfort and truth to those who hear them.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I do not know how you commented as “anonymous”, but I know this is you Sis! Your kind words and compassion are a constant in my life. I, too, wonder if losing you is more than I can handle. But those days are ahead, not in the now. I will love you and keep you close as we face our individual destinies together.

  2. Riya Gupta says:

    This one knocked the door of my heart.

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