Blissful Ignorance


I read her words and wish

Nay, I pray to be the one

The intended of her thoughts

The recipient of her love


What hubris must there be

To think that loving words

Were written there for me

Smitten by a shadowed dream


We have never met, and yet

I feel like I know her true

Like I can see inside her soul

And she can see mine too


How is this possible

To become so enamored

Based on mere language

Fueled by my own wants


I am the blind man

Falling in love at first sight

An inexplicable connection

I desire for her affection


I don’t dare ask, for fear

That my heart plays a trick

And the knowing may kill

The fantasy so well crafted


22 Responses to “Blissful Ignorance”
  1. beth says:

    a delicate balance

  2. K.L. Hale says:

    Such beautiful words, Brad. It so good to read your words. Sending love and hugs. πŸ’•πŸ€—

  3. kristianw84 says:

    I don’t know. Sounds like if you have that much of a connection, her words might be about you more often than you think.

    This is a well-crafted poem, Brad. Beautiful, as always. 😘

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Kristian! I wrote it in April, but it took a while to show up here. It is always a little tricky when you are voicing your real desires. Much love!

  4. I hope your muse enjoyed her vacation! I wrote somewhere, at some time, that the reality never measures up to the fantasy. I believe that because, in our fantasies, we can design beings with 100% pure and good intentions and 0% humanness. Nonetheless, lovely words!

  5. Wonderful poem Brad, an amazing expression of ideal love. And welcome back!

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Hello Brad it is nice to have you back. I have been on a break myself and still am. I hope you are writing your book. Your poem is alluring, romantically written and just plain beautiful. Sending hugs and love ❀️ Jonikins

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Love the last line of “The fantasy so well crafted.” Amazing how we can create scenarios that aren’t true based on our imaginations.

  8. Tanzila says:

    very well written

  9. Jaya Avendel says:

    Beautiful the imagery in this piece!

  10. Butterfly says:

    Nice post πŸ˜„

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