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

9 Responses to “Silver Lining”
  1. beth says:

    and that is certainly one plus out of all of this

  2. kristianw84 says:

    Although not because of a pandemic, you brought me right back to my own childhood, filling notebooks to escape the boredom, of often, reality! Love this!!

  3. Bridgette says:

    Yes! I do believe journaling is the start of every author’s journey—when we realize all the big thoughts swirling inside us don’t have to be stuffed down, but can be written out with ink on paper. It’s a beautiful thing.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Bridgette! Writing our feelings down helps us to recognize and release them. In these words, we can always find ourselves and the comfort of owning who we are. Thanks, again!

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    I believe there’s a lot of untapped writing talent out there. We just need to provide them opportunities to get their thoughts on paper or a computer screen.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      There is a whole generation of authors, poets, and dreamers out there. With our support and encouragement, they will be a part of the beauty we share in the world. Thank you, Pete!

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