Soap Bubbles


Soap bubbles



Mockery of gravity


Time short


Blown into existence



Thin spheres stretched

Adrift to whim

Delicate dance

Fleeting tempo

Measured in moments

Forever formed

Till they burst

Their laughter

Into the world

Dying as quickly

As they lived

Releasing the breath

Of their birth


23 Responses to “Soap Bubbles”
  1. beth says:

    beauty fades into the ether as quickly as it arrives

  2. For me, this perfectly describes how fleeting our existence is.

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    How beautiful and unique! Floating and fleeting. πŸ’›β€οΈβ™₯️

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Karla! Like so many joys are. Enjoy your day, my friend! πŸ’•

      • K.L. Hale says:

        You’re welcome, my friend. It’s a wonderful day. I’ve been doing more decluttering. It’s a long life story…but it’s led me to a fresh start; including typing on a new P.C. The best? My twin is coming to visit me today! Sending love and hugs my friend! YOU have the best day, too! β€οΈπŸ€—

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Well then, here is to new beginnings and a future of nothing but happy endings. Someday I hope to hear that long life story. Twins? I should have guessed. Hope you have a wonderful time together! Much love and many hugs sent your way! πŸ˜˜πŸ’—

      • K.L. Hale says:

        Thank you, Brad. It would be such a pleasure to have coffee and chat! Someday I will share. It’s all wrapped in words for the time being. πŸ₯° yes! I have a wombmate! Lol. Sending love and hugs for a beautiful day and week! πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜πŸ’›

  4. The quintessential property of beauty…

  5. kristianw84 says:

    Thus is such a beautiful way to describe a beautiful & fleeting life!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, my friend! I remember writing it as a conscious attempt to avoid structure and form as I get caught in that trap so easily when I write. I am glad you liked it!

  6. mistermuse says:

    Keep smiling at trouble
    For trouble’s a bubble
    And bubbles will soon go away.

    Your poem called to mind the above lyrics of a century-old song. Your words are worthy of lasting equally long.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    Life is too short not to say the things we want to say, share the things we want to share or feel regret. You don’t learn this really until you have some age on you and then you see it plan as day. It is in your face. A bubble! This is a lovely metaphorical piece about love, life, and precious moments either enjoyed or lost. Really a great piece Brad, love and hugs coming your way!

  8. petespringerauthor says:

    A short but beautiful life. I like the line “mockery of gravity.”

  9. It boggles my mind how much you can see in a soap bubble.

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