Silver Lining

Somewhere sitting on a small bed

Thumbs aching from video games

A child’s mind sits with its boredom

As virus shuts off the world outside

Racing through the younger head

How the world may never be the same

Not in control and their lives become

Unspoken fears kept deep inside

But one will, by destiny, be led

To the notebook that bears their name

A need to write the thoughts that come

Words born of the tears not cried

Their ink will keep the paper fed

As writing becomes a favorite game

They will find a new sense of freedom

As their words are practiced and plied

The silver lining then what is read

In the words of a heart untamed

Then the world can benefit from

The great writer that’s found inside

20 Responses to “Silver Lining”
  1. I really love this verse.

  2. beth says:

    what a lovely journey of self-discovery and expression

  3. kristianw84 says:

    Love, love, love this! It brought me back to my childhood. You could never find me without a journal somewhere close by. That statement remains true today!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I wish I had done that when I was younger. Then I would not have to rely so heavily on what is an arguably faulty memory. Thanks Kristian!

      • kristianw84 says:

        A silver lining to not doing that is you can’t look back years later and be a little disturbed by your younger self. I recently read a journal I kept when I was around 8 or 9. It was all fun and games until I got to a story about aliens. It involved alien cannibalism, and the end of humanity.

  4. Fab Brad, the thoughts of the youth who is conscious of the world and what’s happening in it and to it…

  5. Jim Borden says:

    this is one of your best, Brad. I love the sense of hope, finding one’s passion, and becoming an artist. well done!

  6. This one speaks to me! I’m a new follower — stumbled upon your blog, somehow. Very glad I did!

  7. joyroses13 says:

    Awesome job! Yes, writing is such a great outlet!

  8. petespringerauthor says:

    There will always be writers because creativity knows no bounds.

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