Robert Murray Smith


The Improbability Of Being You - Poem by Robert Murray Smith

The probability of being you starts with
the Big Bang.

The begining of the universe was just under
14 billion years ago.

No Big Bang no you, you cannot disagree.

Now, no one can ever tell you in mathematical
certainty the probability leading to you.

If there was one atom missing in any sequence over
history from the Big Bang would you exist?

In all certainty, if one of your ancestors from the
begining of humans existing was missing there would be
no you.

We will skip to the Earth the date of your birth. To do
this we must forget the forming of our universe, and
the Earth. Also, the beginning of humans your ancestors.

The fusion of the female egg by a sperm resulted in
you being born. We have not computed the probability
of your parents' meeting.

Just that probability of your conception, and making
it to full term is astronomical, do you agree?

The sum total of what is stated above is that you are
so extraordinary unique.

When we look at your mind of chemical electrical neurons,
we find that no person ever had a mind like yours.

Are you now convinced how unique you are?

If you survive to old age you will have survived longer
than billions of humans.

Having worn out your body are you now satisfied that your
uniqueness has come to a proper end?

Die in peace you uniquely designed human.

Topic(s) of this poem: human


Comments about The Improbability Of Being You by Robert Murray Smith

  • (1/16/2018 10:43:00 PM)


    You have set a new benchmark for poetry. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/16/2018 10:38:00 PM)


    We are so unique. Terrific poem. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (1/15/2018 11:40:00 PM)


    Superb and High regards to the poet and his poem...beyond praises and comments....thank you (Report) Reply

    (1/15/2018 11:42:00 PM)

    Many thanks for this fine appraisal.

  • (1/15/2018 11:36:00 PM)


    A beautifully written poem that we should all read. It has a deep understanding of why we are here. (Report) Reply

    Robert Murray Smith (1/16/2018 12:08:00 AM)

    Ester thank you and also for commenting on my page.

  • (1/15/2018 8:47:00 PM)


    This poet has thoughts where no one else has ventured. (Report) Reply

    (1/16/2018 12:09:00 AM)

    A kindness few extend.

  • (1/14/2018 5:46:00 PM)


    Now, I know how unique we all are. (Report) Reply

    (1/16/2018 12:10:00 AM)

    Liu, yes you do.

  • (1/12/2018 7:02:00 PM)


    I am amazed at this poem. (Report) Reply

    (1/13/2018 5:16:00 AM)

    Upendra, great comment.

  • (1/12/2018 4:56:00 AM)


    Incredible poem. Loved it. (Report) Reply

    Robert Murray Smith (1/13/2018 5:17:00 AM)

    Jeff, I liked your comment.

  • (1/6/2018 10:11:00 PM)


    A smart write that we rarely get. (Report) Reply

    (1/13/2018 5:18:00 AM)

    Englishman thanks.

  • Robert Murray Smith (1/4/2018 4:26:00 PM)


    We don't know how improbable we are. (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2018 11:43:00 PM)


    There is no doubting the fact that we are uniquely unique. But when someone like you count the uniqueness of life and present it before the reader, the poem too becomes an unique one. Loved it. (Report) Reply

    (1/2/2018 11:52:00 PM)

    Thanks for this comment.

  • (12/23/2017 4:26:00 AM)


    I have learnt a lot from this poem.

    Troy
    (Report) Reply

    (1/2/2018 11:52:00 PM)

    Troy, so did I.

  • (12/22/2017 1:33:00 PM)


    This is an outstanding poem that opens the mind. (Report) Reply

    (1/2/2018 11:53:00 PM)

    Glennis, thank you for taking time to read my poem.

  • (12/16/2017 10:04:00 PM)


    I have learnt so much from this poem. Outstanding! (Report) Reply

    (12/17/2017 12:09:00 AM)

    Bill, I'm pleased.

  • (12/15/2017 5:46:00 PM)


    Just a wonderful example of the begining of everything throwing up humans. (Report) Reply

    (12/17/2017 12:11:00 AM)

    Deepak, this comment I take to my heart.

    Robert

  • (12/9/2017 2:04:00 PM)


    Dear Robert, your poetic skill and intelligence is written in this piece. (Report) Reply

    (12/17/2017 12:12:00 AM)

    Jessica, what a welcome comment.
    Robert Murray Smith

  • (12/8/2017 2:27:00 PM)


    This is my answer to my darkness. (Report) Reply

    (12/8/2017 5:05:00 PM)

    Really, how illuminating.


    Robert

  • The Poet Poet (12/1/2017 7:39:00 AM)


    SIR CONGRATS...GOOD POEM WHAT NUMBER IS IT IN FIRST 500...DIDN'T SEE IT MARKED ANYWHERE AND
    Ode To Earth, welkin siskin... IS IT YOU? ? ? ...AS PER PH... I SEARCHED
    AND 14 BILLIONS OF YEARS WAS THE BIG BANG... HOW DID YOU COME TO THAT FIGURE O POET MAN NUMBERS ARE OF RECENT ORIGIN IN TERMS OF TIME AND MY VISION I AM A SCIENTIST OF OBSERVATION
    (Report) Reply

    Robert Murray Smith (12/1/2017 1:38:00 PM)

    Thanks are your glasses working? The number is at the bottom of the poem.it means nothing just a number. I wonder if you talk the way you write?

  • Lodigiana Cotts (11/30/2017 5:37:00 PM)


    This has made me consider all the wonderful possibilities open to us and marvel all the more at the miracle that is Mankind! ! ! Thank you so much for sharing and giving us such food for thought! Lodigiana xx (Report) Reply

    Robert Murray Smith (12/1/2017 2:57:00 AM)

    Many thanks, indeed.

    Robert

  • (11/29/2017 8:57:00 PM)


    I find it fascinating our complexity while knowing physically we are made up of the same things stars are, only in different measurements. God is a chemist with His breath of life to ignite us.🙂 (Report) Reply

    Robert Murray Smith (11/30/2017 5:50:00 PM)

    Laurie, man y thanks for this comment.


    Robert

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 18, 2017


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