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Fellow Lit Critters, I'm happy to announce my first book of poetry has been published and is available at To all those who commented on and critiqued my poems over the past few years, I say a hardy thanks.

The book is titled "My Other Path" and if you wish you can search by title or author, Brian Osborn.

Here is the last poem in that book, dedicated to George Jones, the possum. May he rest in peace.

Poco a Poco

Music has no color; not the old copper
Of winter-bare branches nor the heavy slate
Of November sky, an orchestra has no measure
For angular shadows bending up a wall
Music’s pulse is the beating heart.

I want my life’s end to be composed as Schumann’s
Kinderszenen; to lie back on silk ribbons of solo piano,
My tempo progressively less, rallentando, slowing –
“Softer” the conductor motions, his baton
Pointed downward, “Pianissimo”

My eyes will not quiver at death’s crescendo
But slowly fade, rendendosi – dying away
Little by little, poco a poco. My final breath
A deep, low sigh, basso profondo
In a minor key. Something you can sleep to.

The worst thing in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.

- E. W. Howe


The following comments are for "Book Published"
by BWOz

Congrats Brian!
Wonderful Brian...I'm soo happy for you! Persistance does pay off eventually...and you did it! Hope is does well for you.

Lovey tribute to George here.


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: April 29, 2013 )

Awesome Brian!!
Glad I happened on to this today. Came to send a message to an old friend we know and saw this. Did I order? Are you kidding me? How fast can I click "1 Click Purchase"??!!
I only wish I could get it autographed by you. When I ordered I looked at what someone had written on Amazon, they said this was "beer and lawn chair" poetry. Exactly. I have always loved your writing, always has hit me just right. Wish you great success at your 1st book. I'm serious about wishing I had it autographed though. This is robnjop by the way.

( Posted by: nativeokie [Member] On: May 19, 2013 )

thank you Bea and Robert.

I'll gladly send signed copy if I have address.


( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: June 3, 2013 )

Brian, if I want to get an autographed copy, do I purchase directly from you?

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: June 28, 2013 )


( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: July 2, 2013 )

Book ordered

Have ordered your poetry book, but I'm still waiting for you to finish that story?


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: July 23, 2013 )

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