A Sad Farewell


The breeze wrinkles the black waters

Long creases of dark satin ripple

The full moon a kaleidoscope reflection

In a swarm of starlight fireflies

And the hush roars in my ears


The whispered fragrance of pine

Mingles with the damp air

Earthy and clinging like moss

A scented memory so light

Now forest ghost in the dark


The fire’s coals groan a slow death

Their warmth long gone

As blank red eyes stare

Into the ebony that is night

I stare in return and knowing


What is but a moment here

Reads like a lifetime, a pause

Before turning the page

To another dawning day

A sad farewell, come light


16 Responses to “A Sad Farewell”
  1. beth says:

    each day, again.

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    There are no such things as days in nature it’s just death and rebirth…lovely work indeed my friend!

  3. Jim Borden says:

    such powerful imagery; your words brought back memories of the campfires we would have when we took our kids camping…

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    This one goes right near the top of your poems. I was with you around the campfire. Well done, my friend!

  5. The fragrance came right through the computer.

  6. kristianw84 says:

    Yes, but how magical it is to watch the embers die.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    Beautiful Brad, I think we poets just love nature and we see the beauty in the sounds, smells, all visuals in dark and light as well as the shadows. I can see myself there not wanting the fire to burn out or the night to end. Love to you Brad, Jonikins xoxoxoxo

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks Jonikins! It is hard to close the book on a day that seems so perfect.

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Yes it is my friend. It took me three years to get over my first love. He dumped me for an older girl and broke my heart in two. He also was my heart and my only safe place at the time. I still dream of him. It strange how we think we might literally die from heartbreak 💔. Sending hugs and love always to you Brad. ❤️🤗Jonikins

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