Somewhere the cable has been cut

And my words bleed out onto the floor

Suffered to live without any light

They become dry ink, but little more

The amplitude I once enjoyed

Has closed like a jail cell door

And now I wonder if what I write

Will find a way to endure

Why has this fate befallen me

Is it something that I said

How can all the steps along my path

Be here that my journey has led

Words still weave their wonders

But the pen is stricken dead

One bit out of place in the code

Is where my silence was bred

And now the dark, just a deeper shade

Feeling cut-off from caring friends

Like some scripted Greek tragedy

This cannot be how my story ends

Oh, grantor of an audience

Bless me but with one more day

Just one more post, a final bow

A chance to give my words away



19 Responses to “Unplugged”
  1. A. says:

    Beautifull poem!

  2. beth says:

    A poet’s worst nightmare

  3. Jim Borden says:

    beautiful poem; it seems to relate to the tech problems you had on Friday – is there a link?

    • Brad Osborne says:

      That is exactly the source. What a strange feeling to be suddenly disconnected from the herd. I think we have it sorted now. Thanks for checking on me, my friend!

      • Jim Borden says:

        It sounded eerily like what happened the other day, but I was not sure, since you usually have your posts planned so far ahead…

        I was happy to check in, especially when I found out it was just a tech prblem…

  4. I’m so glad to know that these words stemmed from a single tech incident. The thought of not ever seeing your words written down, with all of the emotion and eloquence, is a nightmare for ME!

  5. KK says:

    Beautiful lines 👌👌

  6. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Quite a lovely poem Brad!

  7. yassy says:

    It’s happening to me now. You describe it so well. Love your work , Brad.

  8. kristianw84 says:

    I’m so glad it was only a tech issue!

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