When Cometh Time


When cometh time, that I am dead

Lookest not for my earthly grave

To tread the mound o’er fallen head

Shed the tears thou wouldst not save

For tis not there, my spirit lie

I am the wind that passes by


Nary a stone will marketh lot

Whenst my time has ticked its last

Nor daisies resting, where I am not

With thou sorrow and sadness cast

Soul unbound in deathly call

I am the rains that lightly fall


Seek me not in hallowed spaces

Hold still the words that cometh late

Find me in the common places

Should final rest behold fatal fate

Ne’er the grave will e’er be mine

I am the sun that doeth bright shine


If thoust look, I can be found

And all the love I have for thee

Will not live, if laid to ground

In death it finds its liberty

You can always find me there

I am in every breath of air


14 Responses to “When Cometh Time”
  1. What a lovely sentiment, and written in the language I know you loved so well! Well done!

  2. Jim Borden says:

    and your words will also live on forever; beautiful poem, Brad. And I am impressed with your command of Old English!

  3. beth says:

    I love this ode to the path of life and death

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad this is absolutely gorgeous writing. Loved every line. BRAVO. 🤗😘❤️Love Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks Jonikins and congratulations on your interview at Spillwords Press. You are so deserving!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Thank you Brad I have always appreciated your love and support it means a lot to me. You have been a mentor of mine for a long time now and I am grateful. I have learned a lot from you. Sending lots of love always my dear friend. ❤️❤️😘💝Jonikins

      • Brad Osborne says:

        If I have helped in some small way, I am so very happy. But your talent is your own and you have found your stride in writing. The accolades and attention your works are receiving is the evidence of your hard work and talents. I am so very happy for you and will continue to always be a fan, champion, and friend!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Oh Brad believe me you have helped in many ways. Your kind words mean so much. It is hard to express how I feel about many of my dear friends here in this world of words. Just know that having you on my side as a “fan, champion, and friend” means more than you could probably imagine. Thank you dearly Brad, Love Jonikins ❤️

  5. Long may you live and write and spare us that scavenger hunt.

  6. kristianw84 says:

    This is such a beautiful reminder of how even in death, love lives on! ❤❤

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