Forgotten



~~~

Your words now, mere whispers in the willows

The fragrance of yesterdays and long gones

Mingle with the sweet scent of the rose

Thorned in the regrets that I once believed

~~~

The voluptuous form memorized by lips

Fades to a world of shadows and lost thoughts

Now formless, an apparition of old desire

It does not appear in a life this bright

~~~

Your kiss, the once breath of life

Hangs stale on a palette more learned

Its warmth and fire frozen by time

And distance denies or defies the longing

~~~

Recycled memories that hold little

Even all the good has paled in absence

Maybe that was all we could hope for

A future fragile, faint, and forgotten

~~~



Comments
17 Responses to “Forgotten”
  1. beth says:

    perfect words to go with this visual

  2. yassy says:

    Beautiful poignancy.. in these words. Tender yearning ., memories nurtured and spoken with elegant aesthetic sentiments.

  3. Jim Borden says:

    beautiful poem, Brad. I love the alliteration in the last line…

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks Jim! Rhyme and alliteration are two of the greatest tricks of phrasing. It is why they are so predominant in marketing tag lines and advertising. There is just something about the rhythmic quality of a repeated consonance. Thanks for noticing!

  4. Shruti Ohri says:

    Ohmymym, goosebumps!
    “whispers in the willows”
    “Thorned in the regrets that I once believed”
    “an apparition of old desire”
    “And distance denies or defies the longing”
    “A future fragile, faint, and forgotten”

    Absolutely ADORED these lines.
    Brad, your brilliance never fails to amaze me. Always back with masterpieces!!

    – Shruti ^_^

  5. The precise word, the perfect place for it makes for quite a lovely work of art. Great writing, deep and profound Brad! All the best,
    FBC.

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    I like the line, “And distance denies or defies the longing.” I like the thought, and it’s pleasing to the ear.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is beautifully written Brad. What a vivid picture you painted for us. I really loved each line but this verse my favorite.

    “Your kiss, the once breath of life
    Hangs stale on a palette more learned
    Its warmth and fire frozen by time
    And distance denies or defies the longing”

    Wow, nicely done Brad. You have been showing us that raw romantic side for a while now and I like it.

    Love Jonikens xoxoxo

    • Brad Osborne says:

      It won’t stay pretty forever….but thank you!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        You are welcome Brad. The delicacies of our earth, and even love is often faded or not taken care of the way it should be. Your description of that fading was beautifully written. I really like how you are romanticizing subjects you are writing about. Just so lovely. Enjoy your week my friend. Sending lots of love and hugs. Jonikins ❤️🤗🥰

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