Vessel



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Dedicated to my good friend, Rain Alchemist, who has recently lost his mother. My thoughts and love are with you as you find your path ahead.

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The vessel has seen its last

To ground, the body cast

Yet the spirit does remain

Now free from every pain

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Witnessed by angelic eyes

A loving son still survives

Burdened by the loss

Bearing a troubled cross

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For him, time still a measure

But she has become the forever

Something that will always be

Though vessel you do not see

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And, if to him she could speak

Whispered in a kiss to cheek

Forever could be explained

As the her in him retained

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Then simpler words would do

For this mother’s love so true

“It has always been this you,

that my forever holds onto.”

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Comments
20 Responses to “Vessel”
  1. What a beautiful and heartfelt poem that surely must describe those who have passed away from earth think when they look at us in our moments of loss and grief. I hope they are a blessing to him and also to you when you remember our mother.

  2. beth says:

    what a lovely ode to your friend’s mother –

  3. Beautiful heartfelt poem. Losing is the biggest pain one goes through.

  4. Jim Borden says:

    what a beautiful poem for your friend during these difficult times… my thoughts and prayers are with Rain Alchemist…

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    May your friend have many happy memories of his mother. I know that’s what helps me when I’m missing my own mom.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    How beautifully descriptive of a mother’s love and loss, yet filled with words of comfort. Such a kind piece written as a tribute to a friend from a friend. Lovely, such a compassionate heart.
    Sending my love, Joni ❤️🤗😘

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you Jonikins! Rain is a friend and his loss resonates with me. Sending love in return!!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Rain is a friend. I wrote a line about cleansing rain. I have good memories about playing in the rain. I am sorry about your sense of loss. Thank you for your love Brad, I really do appreciate it and hold it gratefully. ❤️🤗💕love Jonikins

  7. For the first time, rain alchemist has no downpour of words; I am sorry I missed reading it late; such an incredible dedication. As I read this, tears roll down my eyes, slowly sliding down my cheeks. Thanks, Brad; I can never be so thankful to you; thanks for feeling for me and passing such a wonderful message through Vessel. Forever will remain close to my heart brother 🙏😭😭😭

  8. kristianw84 says:

    This is a lovely dedication to your friend. It brought tears to my eyes as I read it. He is lucky to have a friend in you.

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