Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 11,052 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Propriety Of Fame In A Fossil - Poem by Smoky Hoss

There is no wind here
Just a turning of the air -
The fossil has been formed
By something no longer there.
Lungs inhale, and exhale
Without thought -
Two things: Living and dying
No one needs to be taught.
Billy the Kid and Jesse James
Each killed by a friend -
Fire and dust console one another
In the end.
Legends: Once set in motion
Must leave the body to remain -
Tis merely the ' imprint ' of reality in the fossil
That collects all the world's fame.


Comments about Propriety Of Fame In A Fossil by Smoky Hoss

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/9/2011 6:00:00 AM)


    phenomenal poetry/
    Well-penning! ! !
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  • (12/7/2011 7:43:00 PM)


    living and dying, universes being formed, or merely the leaf that crumbles as seasons pass! great poetry! (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2011 11:29:00 AM)


    Pure class, a fantastic poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011



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