Smoky Hoss

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

When I Breathe - Poem by Smoky Hoss

When I breathe
I breathe the winds
that have encircled
thousands of hills
for thousands of years.
When I breathe
I breathe the mist of the rain
that has fell throughout the ages,
always to rise again.
When I breathe
I breathe the warmth of the sun
that has caressed and cared for
and even consumed
the earth for ions.
When I breathe in
the world's air
that every soul
has ever shared,
that will forever share,
I and they, we,
breathe the same
breath.
When I breathe
I breathe life.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about When I Breathe by Smoky Hoss

  • (10/9/2017 12:02:00 PM)

    Mystical thoughts. Maybe one atom you breathed was last breathed by Joan of Arc.. St. Francis. Or only by you, nobody else, ever. ;) (Report)Reply

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  • Dee Corpolongo (1/15/2017 9:17:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem describing life and nature rolled into one....and how we should appreciate
    the gift of smell and oxygen....and life......thanks for sharing.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 7, 2017


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