Silver Lining



Somewhere sitting on a small bed

Thumbs aching from video games

A child’s mind sits with its boredom

As virus shuts off the world outside


Racing through the younger head

How the world may never be the same

Not in control and their lives become

Unspoken fears kept deep inside


But one will, by destiny, be led

To the notebook that bears their name

A need to write the thoughts that come

Words born of the tears not cried


Their ink will keep the paper fed

As writing becomes a favorite game

They will find a new sense of freedom

As their words are practiced and plied


The silver lining then what is read

In the words of a heart untamed

Then the world can benefit from

The great writer that’s found inside




15 Responses to “Silver Lining”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    I love this!! A wonderful look into becoming a writer! Kudos!!

  2. Once again I enjoyed reading this piece, as a nurse faced with some hard moments lately I have been running from my journal not sure where to start. This encouraged me to let the words pour out even if it’s rain. Thank you

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Crystal, for all you are doing for those in need! Please do return to writing, regardless of what it is. The power and potency of the emotions of these moments will fade quickly. And the expression of them will help you to maintain your balance through the days ahead. Thank you!

  3. Harsh says:

    Very beautifully written!!

  4. WildHeart says:

    You weave words so beautifully Brad! Love it! 💕

  5. Jim Borden says:

    this is a defining moment for all of us; being able to capture that moment in words like you just did, is a gift. Encouraging others to do the same is inspirational.

  6. This is such a beautiful and touching poem Brad. It our story going through this painful experience. You are a great poet Brad. Thank you for writing this fabulous piece.
    Have a wonderful evening.

  7. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    “The ink will keep the paper fed…” wonderful line my friend! But probably in the not too distant future children may not know what that means…after all, they start them in school with portables! In any event, you’ve written something so meaningful and beauty that it will transcend the times. Very well done Brad!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I agree, Francisco. The younger generation do not understand every reference made by us dinosaurs. Love letters have been replaced by poorly spelled tweets. Paper and pen are replaced by laptops. The beauty of these items may be lost to the next generation. So sad! Thanks you for all your support, my good friend!

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

        Yes, I agree, but that is the way of progress…they will end up being quite good, I would imagine…but it is sad to see those things lost on new generations in front of our very eyes…thank you for your support always as well. Take good care.

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