Bind Your Tears


Do not cry for me, dear friend

Let not sorrow rule the day

Life chimes, now at its end

And my body has gone away


I travel now, a different path

In a world you cannot see

Spirit sheds the mortal plane

Soul finally set free


I have returned to the start

My universal home

And you are there within my heart

As this larger realm I roam


And I still with you, in everything

In every cloud, each stone and tree

When you need to feel me close

Just look and you’ll find me


I am thankful for my mortal time

And all the love you made me feel

And though my face seen differently

I am no less me and no less real


Now, bind your tears with my love

Share my joy that I lived well

I have found my cosmic heaven

And your sadness, my only hell


21 Responses to “Bind Your Tears”
  1. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    The last two verses are incredibly beautiful and so very true! Wonderful work my friend!

  2. I am seldom at a loss for words. I am not at a loss now, rather, feel like I could let my brain and heart take over my fingers and write here for a long time! I want to copy this and put it with my “important” papers for you to sort through when I am gone, so that your very own words can bring you comfort. The realization that our sadness at a person’s passing is “hell” for them hurts.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      It is hard to accept that our sadness at the end of someone’s mortal life is selfish, but alas we are being sad for ourselves. Love you, sis! As for sorting through your things, the race is still on….

  3. Reblogged this on Ramblings and Ruminations and commented:
    My brother once again aims for the nail and hammers it with one swing!

  4. beth says:

    beautiful and a wish from the one from the past to help the one who is left behind

  5. K.L. Hale says:

    Brad, this brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful.

  6. kristianw84 says:

    This one made me cry. You captured this so perfectly! Truly loving someone means letting them go, the pain of their loss is a reminder that the love was real. “What is grief if not love persevering?” – Vision to Wanda in the show “WandaVision.”

  7. Priyancijain says:

    Very deep, Beautifully written

  8. Jim Borden says:

    I certainly hope that is what it is like when my body finally gives up. And I hope those left behind remember the good things we shared…

  9. petespringerauthor says:

    I don’t want my friends to feel a lot of sadness after I pass. Have a drink, tell a few funny stories, and remember the good parts.

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