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.


The vessel has seen its last

To ground, the body cast

Yet the spirit does remain

Now free from every pain


Witnessed by angelic eyes

A loving son still survives

Burdened by the loss

Bearing a troubled cross


For him, time still a measure

But she has become the forever

Something that will always be

Though vessel you do not see


And, if to him she could speak

Whispered in a kiss to cheek

Forever could be explained

As the her in him retained


Then simpler words would do

For this mother’s love so true

“It has always been this you,

that my forever holds onto.”


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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