We The People

 

 

There is greater understanding now

A global view of connections

An unwavering sense of touch

A cautious and concerned air

 

We struggle for our normalcy

The boredom of life led tedious

That fueled far flung vacations

While we fear leaving the house

 

We understand true heroes now

Scrubs replacing famous jerseys

Badges in place of Hollywood headshots

Leaders seen by more than words

 

We gain insight to real character

A sense of who proliferates profits

A glimpse of what communal means

Sharing in both fight and fear

 

There is the flavor of freedom

A taste that had dulled our tongues

Free to go and nowhere to run

We grasp what a home becomes

 

We acknowledge our frailty

We accept the not knowing

We see love in full light

We know there is a dawn to each night

 

 

 

Comments
27 Responses to “We The People”
  1. beth says:

    beautiful, brad. the world has certainly shifted

  2. WildHeart says:

    It’s beautiful Brad! Truly ❤️

  3. yassy says:

    I needed to read this . Thank you, Brad.

  4. kristianw84 says:

    A beautiful reminder in dark times!! I just love your heart of gold!! ❤❤

  5. That is a splendid piece Brad.

    We acknowledge our frailty
    We accept the not knowing
    We see love in full light
    We know there is a dawn to each night

    xoxo

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    Your words, much more eloquently put than I ever could, often capture my feelings. Well done, Brad!

  7. Jim Borden says:

    a beautiful way to end such a lovely poem, with words of hope.

  8. “Sharing in both fight and fear”
    And ah this ;
    “There is the flavor of freedom
    A taste that had dulled our tongues
    Free to go and nowhere to run
    We grasp what a home becomes.”

    I can’t begin to put in words how much I love this stanza.

    The whole piece describes the world’s current ordeal such eloquently, appreciating the true heroes, showing the silver lining, and ending on a positive note as well.
    It’s beyond brilliant!

    You truly are so dexterous with words Brad, it’s absolutely amazing.
    Keep writing such genius masterpieces!
    💜

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Megha, you are too kind and flattery will get you everywhere with me! That was my favorite stanza too! Thank you so much for your continued support and taking the time to comment. Sending you much love! ❤😘💋

  9. jupitergrant says:

    Very true, and I particularly like the verse on the shift from venerating footballers and superstars to the workers on the frontline of the virus.

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