I have roamed through every land

Seeking that special one for me

Dug through all the dirt and sand

Bleeding hands and bending knee

But there was no sign of you

So, search did I the ocean blue


Diving vast briny world, I roved

Not finding the one to keep

Searched each trench and every cove

Scoured the darkest and the deep

Unfound, unknown, I knew not why

So, one great leap into the sky


Tore apart each cloud like cotton

As I soared to the greatest height

My hopes and dreams the forgotten

As you remained hidden from my sight

And from the loft of eagle’s rook

I wondered where else I could look


Must I leave the earth that I love

Transit the most dangerous place

Find my one and only somewhere above

In the dark and cold of outer space

Maybe this is the most ironic pearl

That you must be from a different world


22 Responses to “Alien”
  1. beth says:

    I have no doubt that you will find the one, perhaps where you least expect it

  2. K.L. Hale says:

    Brad, as always, your poetry moves me. One of my favorite quotes from C.S. Lewis is “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” I have often, and still do at times, feel like an alien. I know there’s a world waiting filled with nothing but true love.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Karla! It is such good feeling to be understood on the deepest levels. I love the quote you shared. I cannot thank you enough for your kind words and constant support. Much love to you, my alien!

      • K.L. Hale says:

        Brad, you’re so welcome. Being understood is something I’ve desired my entire life. Yes, I’m a recovering people pleaser. But really it wasn’t about others liking me or not. But in every relationship, just trying to be understood. I’m so glad you enjoyed the quote. C.S. Lewis was a man in which I could relate to his thoughts and wisdom on God and life, in general. And I thank you as well for your constant support and love! 💛💕🤗

      • Brad Osborne says:

        My pleasure, my friend! Much love to you! 💖🌹😘

      • K.L. Hale says:

        Much love back! Have a blessed day! ❤️💐😘

  3. Your ending was unexpected, despite the fact that I read the title of your poem and it should have been a hint! The romantic in me loved these words!

  4. Chel Owens says:

    Alien love, eh? Might be possible…

  5. A very nice and rhyming…full of rhythm…poem. Well said my friend.

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    Ironically, we often find the one when we’re not searching for them.

  7. kristianw84 says:

    I love this, my friend! Beautifully written!

  8. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad the subject, rhythm and rhyme is so lovely. The sense of longing so beautifully expressed. I was so misunderstood as a teenager and in my early twenties and spent a lot of time alone. That can feel painful. Sending my love and many hugs. Jonikins

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