Speak For Me


When I am old and well past my prime

And your youthful clock so full of time

Will you still think a good choice made

Will the view have been worth the climb


Will your sacrifices of love and years

Feel wasted when the future is clear

Would you change the cards you played

When time with indifference appears


I pray that I can always, forever be

The man you chose, the best of me

But burden you, I can’t bear to do

If happiness means setting you free


But letting go of you is no easy feat

It’s held by words my mouth won’t speak

So, if you find that you must bid farewell

Say faultless the words that I will need


I cannot fault you for the lives we led

The choices we made, the paths we tread

I will be thankful for every second with you

And you worthy of every tear shed


11 Responses to “Speak For Me”
  1. Beautiful and quite meaningful verses Brad. This poem is brilliant! All the best!

  2. kristianw84 says:

    If the foundation is solid, the house will stand. How could anyone lucky enough to have you ever regret it?

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I have some exes that could likely answer that question for you, at length. But, of course, I am not the same man now and do not live in my past. I would hope they aren’t either. Thank you for your kindness!

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    I don’t think we’d be human if we didn’t question our choices and those we’ve been close to.

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