I thought I had a handle on things

But what little did I really know


I have to have a handle on things

But there is little that I really know


Days so structured, arranged in rows

I schedule a convenient life


Unstructured days, tossed to and fro

An inconveniently unscheduled strife


The pedestaled place of the admired

The honors and accolades they live


Common ground finds the inspired

Honored for what they selfless give


A smile, a touch, a caring glance

Humanity that fills my days


Barred by protective distance

As my humanity hides away


The sun will rise and each day come

And I will rise with the same intent


The sun will rise and each day come

And we will rise with the same intent




12 Responses to “Change”
  1. jonicaggiano says:

    Good morning Brad. A very good poem about what we are dealing with now. We all get up and keep going. I felt like I related to this poem as in many ways this is how my routine is now. I think a lot of people will relate to this piece. Hope all is well Brad and that you have a blessed day. Love and hugs coming to you from Jonikins here in NC. πŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ’•

  2. beth says:

    Nature keeps marching on and humanity keeps us real

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I love the structure of this poem, and the final stanza is perfect. Well done, Brad!

    By the way, does this style of poem have a name? I don’t recall seeing one like this in your Friday series…

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Beautifully written with thoughts that one can ponder upon…great work my friend!

  5. kristianw84 says:

    Beautiful and inspiring!! I have really been struggling lately, which is why my blog has been so silent lately. I’m just having a really hard time sorting through the numerous emotions I’ve been feeling. But it’s time for me to start focusing on the good and the joys of life. Life continues, regardless of what’s happening in our lives and the globe. Time waits for no one. Thanks for your words, my friend!! As always, they are a blanket of comfort. ❀

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I am sorry things are weighing on you recently. I understand your fears and concerns. As much as I want to take this pain away from you, I have no idea how to. And I feel useless just being another ear. I am hoping for better days ahead for you both! πŸ™β€

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