Remember Only the Good



Speak not of sorrowed seasons

Untold the many reasons

That which led to our demise

And the tears that stained our eyes


Remember only the good

Loving the best that we could

We held on for many years

Pushed through many silly fears


Though now we are not lovers

New lives have been discovered

Do not see this as an end

But the best of being friends


Hope, I might, to have you still

Strength emboldened by sheer will

To be an ear always there

Speaking now with greater care


Find you will your greatest joy

Built upon what we destroyed

That which we choose to sever

Was not meant for forever




17 Responses to “Remember Only the Good”
  1. beth says:

    some pairings are not meant to be forever, but nonetheless, hard to sever

  2. K.L. Hale says:

    These words ring true in my life, and I’m certain for other readers too. What a beautiful poem.

  3. Jim Borden says:

    seems like the perfect way to end a relationship, and to then start a new one. all with the same person….

  4. I read those words several times. So much to absorb. Well done.

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Lovely verses my friend, profound indeed…sometimes love ends…

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    Relationships change, sometimes for the better. It could be better in the long run even when we may not feel that way at the time.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so beautiful Brad. I love that you are willing to look at this aspect of a relationship that did not go further:

    “Though now we are not lovers
    New lives have been discovered
    Do not see this as an end
    But the best of being friends”

    That never worked for me. When I love I love passionately and I can’t keep my hands off of someone I love that way. I suppose that might be sad for some people to hear that but I am just being honest. I admire that you can do this. Perhaps now that I am older but I still don’t know. Still what a beautiful piece of writing. Love and hugs, Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks Jonikins! I will admit I am no better at keeping a friendship at the end of a relationship than you are. But there are those who seem to be able to do it.

      • jonicaggiano says:

        You are a passionate poet I would be surprised if you could. My guess is you are all in or not in. Within reason of course. I think poets are very sensitive, I know I am. My mom always said, “Josie Karen, you walk around with your heart on your sleeve.” You are such a gifted poet Brad. It takes me a long time to write a piece with perfect rhythm and meter, yet all you work is so. Sending my love, Jonikins 🤗❤️🌹

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