Unbroken Night



There are times when you think you will not get out alive

When forces are plotted against your plan to survive

When the crushing weight of life pushes you down

And a myriad of great injustices around you abound


It is easy, in those darkest moments, to lose hope

Weighed by all the trials and tribulations you must cope

To suddenly feel that you have become so small

That to the rest of the world you don’t matter at all


Every person wrestles with these feelings at times

As self-doubt and self-worth collide in our minds

And though our pains and losses may greatly vary

The same weight of the world on our shoulders we carry


Do not let the malaise of a particularly dark moment

To creep in so deep as to become a component

A constant cog in your emotional machine

That drapes the soul so no hope can be seen


Fight back with strength of heart for all that you are

There were times when you didn’t think you’d get this far

But you saw it through with great strength and pride

Finding life again when you broke through the other side


Stand strong and rail against those chanting head voices

Know that your road ahead is still filled with choices

And know that with you we all stand in support

For no one wins by a grieved fatal final resort


Though your light may have dimmed in your eyes

Its necessity may come as somewhat a surprise

For our world without your sacred loved light

Moves us all a little closer to a darker night


And although it may be somewhat clichΓ© to say

That it is darkest just before the break of day

Truer words may have never been spoken

And can help push away the night unbroken


16 Responses to “Unbroken Night”
  1. I suspect that this poignant poem comes from the loss of one of the band of dragon slayers. Well written!

  2. Wonderfully written Brad. This poem can give great hope to anyone struggling. Wish to read many more of such poems written by you πŸ™πŸ‘

  3. Harley Unhinged says:

    Your brilliance is mesmerizing, Mr. Brad. This one speaks directly to my soul β™₯οΈπŸ–€

    • Brad Osborne says:

      You are far too kind, but I adore that you found a bit of yourself in the words. That is really all any writer can hope for, but to hear it from you is doubly sweet! πŸ–€

  4. Jim Borden says:

    well said, Brad. a poem of hope…

  5. edward dougherty says:

    I was deeply touched by this poem.
    Words to LIVE by…….

  6. gopennst8 says:

    Truer words have never been written. Needed this reminder today. Thank you, Brad.

  7. jupitergrant says:

    This is absolutely beautiful, Brad πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  8. Isha says:

    This is just amazing. I have really fallen in love with this poem. It is so encouraging, so full of reassurance.
    Really needed this today. Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚πŸŒΉπŸ’œ

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