Surrogate Mother

Dedicated to, Jody, the best sister anyone could have!


The trap of better than you

Our parents had fallen in

Both working to see us through

Like rat running race to win

Two incomes to stave off fears

Their children wanting naught

Save the passing adolescent years

Their presence needed and sought

My mother is all I hoped to find

When home with illness I lay

Yet sent another so giving and kind

My physician for the day

Attendant to a little boy

Her love easily compared

To matriarchal woman of birth

The womb that we had shared

My sister’s love, full of grace

My comfort and fears console

And put the smile on my face

She donned the mother’s role

She cared and fawned over me

As if I were her own

Giving so unsparingly

Love felt in every bone

Blessed am I this surrogate

For Mother’s missing love

A sister only by some fate

True blessing from above

If I could pick from anyone

If I could choose another

I could not pick a better one

As loving surrogate mother

12 Responses to “Surrogate Mother”
  1. meenawalia says:

    So sweet.blessings to ur loving sister and her doting brother.

  2. Wonderful writing Brad, your blessed to have her as your sister and guardian angel. If God takes one, gives another who’s even better. That one person is better and enough than many whom we are not sure off.

  3. I’m not as easily moved to tears as I once was, but this surely brought tears to my eyes. You shared a room with me from the moment you came home from the hospital, so maternal instinct kicked in. I don’t recall that I ever doted on you then, but I’m guilty of that now! You have always been my favorite brother and, in these last years, my confidante, my best friend, and my hero. It is I who has been blessed by you!

  4. Reblogged this on Ramblings and Ruminations and commented:
    I’m not sure I’m worthy of these accolades, but my beloved brother thinks I am!

  5. YBP says:

    Dear Brad, you moved me with your love and purity of appreciation….. you are indeed a good, good soul. How blessed I am to have met you. ❤️ You reminded me of my dearest brother who is also one of my dearest friends …. I call him Champ (for Champion, which he is in many many ways!!!) ❤️

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you so much Yeka! I am happy to know it brought fond memories of Champ for you. But it is I who am blessed by our meeting.

      • YBP says:

        Hi Brad! ❤️ Would love to feature this as your special Guest Post on IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE! May I share this on our special CARDS series …. and invite even more readers to your amazing blog? ❤️💜💛💚💙🧡❤️

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Dearest Yeka, it would be my honor. As my email stated, you are free to share anything you would like on your blog. I always greatly appreciate your support and sharing of my work. Also keep your eyes out for a special post later today that is a collaboration with your good friend Mathew (aka Wolf Boy, Wolfie). I think you will find it entertaining! Con amore!

      • YBP says:

        Thanks Super dear Brad!!!!! 🥰 And oh wow so excited to see your collab friend …. with dear friend Soul Brotha Mathew! Woot woot!!!!!!! ❤️❤️

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