Smoky Hoss

Bronze Star - 2,968 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Goodbye - Poem by Smoky Hoss

An old poet riding his horse at midnight
fell to the ground
when the horses leg broke badly
in a gophers hole.
With no words
the poet arose
pointed a pistol
at the horses head
and with mercy pulled the trigger.
Walking eastward
the poet, at sunrise, received
a bright revelation;
turning back and looking into
the fading darkness
with tears in his eyes he realized,
he had forgotten
to say goodbye.


Comments about Goodbye by Smoky Hoss

  • Freshman - 774 Points Juan Olivarez (4/30/2014 1:34:00 PM)

    This one truly touched me Smokey. Excellent poem (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (3/30/2014 3:37:00 PM)

    Very well written but so incredibly sad! : ( (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,887 Points Dave Walker (3/30/2014 6:35:00 AM)

    A sad and wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,696 Points Valerie Dohren (3/29/2014 6:04:00 PM)

    Very sad and poignant Smoky. I think we all make such errors in our lives from time to time - otherwise known as regrets. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 3, 2014


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