Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 9,028 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Bad & Good - Poem by Smoky Hoss

An outlaw dies
At the end of a rope,
Such a short drop
To the place of no hope-
The wrong any of us do
Can kill, more than just a few,
There's always some price to pay
For going astray-
Gunfighters go out
In a blaze of glory,
For us common folk though
It's a bit less flamboyant story-
We tend to fade away alone
Dying in despair, for the love of home,
Failing often to come together
In our restless search of forever-
In days of old
Perhaps we knew better where we stood,
But the reality is for humanity
There is not much seperating the bad from the good-
The good we want,
The bad we do;
The human story,
Sad but true-
Good or bad
The differences we have,
Won't count near as much
As the way we give love to those we touch-
From the gunslinger
All the way through every one we know,
We all understand where it is
That we deserve to go-
It's not the bad or the good
That seperates us in the end,
It's not even what we were
Or where we have been;
Rather it is by the love (or lack of) that we've shown
Determines how we will be forgotten - or forever known;
The real difference lies within the
Way -with love- we continue to try...
And Who -in return- we are loved by.


Comments about Bad & Good by Smoky Hoss

  • Sara Fielder (2/17/2012 7:20:00 PM)


    Powerful with a capital P and underscored! (Report) Reply

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  • Claudia Krizay (1/3/2012 10:08:00 PM)


    Excellent with valuable messages- a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (1/3/2012 2:11:00 PM)


    Great poem Smokey, like they say love makes the world go round, but like the wizard said, you will be judged not by how much you love, but how much you are loved by others. (Report) Reply

  • James Casey (12/29/2011 7:01:00 PM)


    true is a new way I guess (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2011 5:51:00 PM)


    strong poem...in the end, only love will judge! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 28, 2011


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