Smoky Hoss

(01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Step On Out

You hear me knocking
open up that front door,
step on out
find what living's really for -
It's a great big old world out-of-doors.
come on out with me
and play,
it's gonna be
a grand ole day -
let me introduce you
to the western-wind,
and all the crazy-critters
my wild-n-wooly kin -
out here we are family
we are friends,
living and loving
right to the end -
the sunshine and fresh air out there
will brighten your sallow face,
with beautiful marvels
splashing all about the place -
even in the
cold and rain,
there's so much glory to share
it's sure to ease your tiresome pain -
just killing time
is a sin,
so head on out and
come alive outside, with a grin, once again -
stand with me under that smiling sun
and we'll sing, sing, sing,
then come the night under the glowing moon
we'll do it all again and again -
we'll dance
with a new sparkle in our eyes,
come on out
I wouldn't tell you any lies -
the breeze laughing
is prancing by,
and stars are twinkling above
in a cyrstal-cathedral sky -
get on out here now
don't hesitate,
ya never know for sure
when it's gonna be too late -
don't wait until they chunk you in the clay
to come outside,
step out now
while your still very much alive -
It's a big old world out here,
so step on out with me,
find how wonderful living
can really be.

Submitted: Sunday, November 03, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Step On Out by Smoky Hoss )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 1,135 Points Valerie Dohren (11/4/2013 4:34:00 PM)

    Wonderful Smoky, and you are so right - I know it to be true and that eventually I will feel that life is worth living again. Very well done. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments » Updates

New Poems

  1. Musings., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  2. TRUST, maharshi trivedi
  3. Alone in December, James Anthony Creamer
  4. Mind Albums, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. A Nerd's Way of Thinking, James Anthony Creamer
  6. Need, Akhtar Jawad
  7. A Poem for You, James Anthony Creamer
  8. My Nephews, James Anthony Creamer
  9. Alone in January, James Anthony Creamer
  10. Taking Spirits, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet John Clare

I love to see the old heath's withered brake
Mingle its crimpled leaves with furze and ling,
While the old heron from the lonely lake
Starts slow and flaps its melancholy wing,
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Grace Paley


Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Apples, Laurie Lee

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]