Never Far Away


When I die, I will never be far away

And if you look for me, I will be easily found

I am the spry seen in an old man’s eyes

The fourth leaf on the clover

My life never truly over

Just seen in a different light


You can find me in the bend of the rainbow

And my voice whispered in the breeze

These are the places I leave

The best parts of me

For you, in any time of need

If you but only look


But it is when you give your love away

That I will be the closest

My spirit found in the warmth of heart

My arms around you as you embrace another

Sharing your love the way you shared it with me

So that they too may find their forever joy


Look for me in each new day

And if you need to send love my way

You will find me in the souls of those in need

With gifted love their spirits freed

And when I die, I will never be far away

I will always live, in the love you give


23 Responses to “Never Far Away”
  1. Dear brother, So poignant and beautiful are these words. I hope they will bring you comfort upon my own passing.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I was inspired by a poem you had shared on FB not too long ago. So it is as much yours as it is mine. And, yes, you should publish it upon my demise (still going first). Love you and no words could ever lessen the loss I would feel in a world that didn’t have you in it!

  2. beth says:

    a beautiful legacy

  3. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    This is a most beautiful poem to a most prevalent reality. There is no such thing as death. We all “live” here but this is just a rest stop on the eternal highway…well written with beautiful images and with precise words that really bring home the topic.
    All the best to you my good friend,

  4. Brad, this is splendid. Love is soft like silk and dwells in gentleness. Know no jealousy and always seeks to protect. You captures those things beautifully. I will dwell in your words today. Find me there 🌹

  5. This is such beautiful poetry, Brad. The void created by a loved one’s demise is not very easy to fill; it can never be filled. This piece brings that comfort that a loved one, even though physically gone, is never far away but can be found in those tiny surreal aspects of life if looked. This work can give peace to a dreaded soul. Touched my heart πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Dearest Brad I think this may be my favorite poem of yours. I love all your work but this is so tenderly worded and each word chosen with such kindness. When people move on we do continue to be reminded of them in different ways. Wow, beautifully done my friend. Love you to pieces Jonikins ❀️

  7. Jim Borden says:

    what a beautiful poem, Brad. The hope is that we live on in the memories of those we have loved and those who have loved us…

  8. kristianw84 says:

    So many emotions flooded through me as I read this. You & your ability to pull at my heart strings will never cease to amaze me. There’s a quote from a television show I watched recently that was to elegantly written, it stayed with me. It goes “What is grief if not love persevering?”

    You captured that quote so well within this poem. Energy can’t be created nor destroyed, and we are made of energy; therefore, we never truly die, just our vessels. I know this wasn’t written for me, specifically; but, I’m thanking you for it anyway. ❀

    • Brad Osborne says:

      You certainly grasped the Taoist philosophy of life and death subtly portrayed. And how do you know it wasn’t written for you?

      • kristianw84 says:

        I’m sure it was written for me, in a way. As your reader I needed it, and so I thank you, as always for sharing your gift. And I can’t be certain because I wasn’t with you when you wrote it; however, I don’t believe I was on your mind during the time. πŸ™‚

      • Brad Osborne says:

        You may be surprised how inspirational you have been to my writing…..just saying

      • kristianw84 says:

        Thank you, Brad. That brings me so much joy! I never thought I’d be anyone’s muse. πŸ€—β€

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