Sandra Osborne

Sandra Osborne Poems

241. Barely Alive 1/27/2005
242. Gibblely Gobblely 3/18/2005
243. A Shortened Life 1/19/2005
244. All Day Long 2/4/2005
245. Voice 2/28/2005
246. A Mouse To Man 1/14/2005
247. Fire 2/12/2005
248. I Wish 2/23/2005
249. Dogs 2/25/2005
250. Truth 3/9/2005
251. Trolls, Be Honest Now 3/18/2005
252. A Little More Poetry 3/14/2005
253. Go Ahead, Rate Me 1/2/2005
254. Times When I Smile 1/30/2005
255. A Lost Prayer 1/30/2005
256. Enjoy Hope 2/28/2005
257. Ghosts 12/19/2004
258. 44 Year Old Wake Up 3/8/2005
259. Sonnet I: Abused Little Child 3/1/2005
260. 3 Word's For A Lover's Day 12/8/2004
261. Funny 2/8/2005
262. War Some More 12/22/2004

Comments about Sandra Osborne

  • Lare Austin (1/20/2005 10:46:00 PM)

    Hi Sandra...just read your poem, 'Ghosts'. Wow...what well intwined words that hit so well to the target...
    'If I believed
    In the future more;
    Maybe I would believe
    In the past less.'

    Very well said...very...well said...

    Lare Austin

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  • Lare Austin (1/19/2005 10:17:00 PM)

    Hi Sandra…
    “Three Words For A Lover’s Day”…I absolutely love this piece…it encompasses in just a few words that expresses an entire/complete thought…beautifully. I like very much how you keep the continuity flowing as if weaving your words like a seamstress…

    I thought “Cleansing Rain” was so delicately presented. Just like the title itself…gentle…but…well…how should I put this…like a single droplet that falls perfectly where it is meant to be…

    And Sandra…when I read “Morning Night” I actually saw the changes in colors and textures of the sky and earth and light. You captured this magnificently…

    I agree with Herbert 100 percent…you ARE a damned fine poet. I would hope that you would publish a book of poetry. If not yet, in the near future I would hope, your book will be…and I mean this from one who admires GOOD poetry…fantastic. I recently got published with my own book of poetry, “Point A to Point B (Well, Almost) ”. I would like to say I’ve got some pretty good stuff in it. But I MUST say…from the twelve, or so, pieces I have read, so far, of your stuff…Sandra…you’re very good. I will read on…and I will definitely let you know how good your stuff is…that is…if you still want my opinion…I will be reading your poetry in many poetry books to come…no doubt…

    Just me, Lare Austin

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Best Poem of Sandra Osborne

44 Year Old Wake Up

Woke up this morning, with some more new pains
Getting old really sucks; I hurt when it rains.
You won’t hear me say, “Wow, THAT pain is gone! ”
But always just, “Hey, why does THAT now hurt? ”

I go off to bed hugging the heating pad,
Then hobble up the stairs and fall into bed,
Can’t lay on my side, can’t lay on my back,
Can’t get straight up right out of the sack.

Not eight straight hours in over ten years,
What with having to pee and pain in my head
And no rest in my dreams, always bending down,
Always running and jumping and smelling the ...

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Sometimes I just close my eyes and pick a word right out
of the dictionary, like “Ordinary”, and start writing away.
Sometimes I see an old episode of “Gunsmoke
and I cry because Miss Kitty is dead.
Sometimes I see a beautiful sunset, a sparkling river,
an empty house, a stunning woman, an old episode of
“Grizzly Adams”, cause I really like those big guys.
Sometimes I think of God, or evil, or why we have both, or
a cigarette, or snow, or 911, or clouds, or cats, or dogs, or