The Losing of You



It is a disconnect

A sinister flaw

So hard to detect

Invisible to all


Hard to share

Harder to explain

A whispered prayer

To avoid the pain


Each love lost

Be it family or friend

Comes at a cost

To me in the end


Another brick in place

To hold them at bay

A protected space

A less caring way


More than numb

Borderline dead

Some fear undone

Trapped in my head


If by chance I were

To let someone through

Not sure I can endure

The losing of you




8 Responses to “The Losing of You”
  1. meenawalia says:

    Tooooo good Brad. A Whispered prayer to avoid the pain…so true.
    After dealing with the pain of losing my parents for years I came to a conclusion that time really never heals…

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you dear Meena! Time will never eliminate the hole left by our loss, but the pain does diminish over time. It just never completely goes away and maybe it is not supposed to. Thank you for reading and commenting!

  2. yassy says:

    Beautifully poignant , a yearning, an evocative plea like a surrender , succumbing to fear maybe but I feel also a sense of optimism. A sense of not giving up. I like that. It’s a great verse , Brad. I likey..

  3. Harley Unhinged says:

    You’re such an incredible writer. You have perfectly captured the pain of losing people here. Well done you beautiful man. β€πŸ–€

  4. Jim Borden says:

    beautiful words, but a bit depressing…

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