Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 14,439 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Estrangement. (Part Two) - Poem by Smoky Hoss

We all are estranged to life
in ways far beyond ourselves,
no matter the persistence with which we wonder
it never forgives us for simply being.

Death is life's
double entendre,
vast, metaphoric,
unavoidably cold.

At the outer edge of the universe
-as at the edge of night's darkness-
we come only to look back and attempt understanding
in the dim light lingering on from long dead stars.

There may be no answers. Nor even
any worthy questions of sincerity,
for in the final analysis, it may come to be,
not what, why or how, rather only
"To where? ".

Topic(s) of this poem: life, mystery

Comments about Estrangement. (Part Two) by Smoky Hoss

  • Glen Kappy (11/16/2018 6:48:00 PM)

    indeed, smoky, how can we, finite as we are, encompass all that life is? lines in this poem remind me of my heart song which begins, my eye must take second place. maybe you'll like it. -glen (Report)Reply

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  • (11/5/2018 11:07:00 AM)

    A great poem with a great question, is death the end or is there something else
    waiting for us, could be a parallel universe where we start where we left off so
    we don't even know we are dead.

    Smoky Hoss(11/17/2018 9:47:00 PM)

    Thanks Dave! Good thoughts.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 4, 2018

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 4, 2018

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