Cosmic Smoke


  • Lost Love

    Cosmic Smoke

    Floating across the ethereal plains
    like cosmic smoke exhaled from the mouth of a higher power 
    we drift aimlessly through the abyss
    attaching meaning to every aspect of our lives
    by clinging to the belief that our entire existence
    will continue on in some form for all eternity
    all the while retaining some semblance
    of sanity to find the strength needed to keep living 
    while staring into the ever growing  madness
    of knowing that life can end in a split second
    and through it all being expected to never once let the effects
    of our undeniable fear show through

    it's that fear that shapes us
    molds us into the people we are
    creating strengths from our weaknesses
    forming likes dislikes wants desires habits
    giving us a healthy fear of knowing we have a limit
    and for some reason you and I had the correct combination
    of all those things to strike interest in each other
    the gift of that chance brought us together
    but something more defined followed

    we honed our lives to mesh within ourselves
    to find the tighter lashings of a forever
    that extended beyond the physical
    into the world of a magical force
    where I had dreams of saving you from
    some desperate situation and giving my life for you
    where I looked forward to the end of my days with a smile
    seeing you and the family we created all around us
    embracing everything I ever did before meeting you
    as walking the path that led to you

    now standing face to face as strangers
    all I can do is wonder
    which one of our petty wants
    or malnourished emotions
    filled us with enough mistrust to
    hurl us from the cradle of
    love comfort and safety
    and cast us out into the whirlwind 
    of countless wanderers looking through
    all the inhabitants that dwell within the
    confines of this bubble rocketing through space
    for someone to tolerate them

    will we become one of the many
    sifting through the lost and perverted souls
    who are so hung up on their own genitalia
    that they can't hear their own inner selves
    screaming for help through the deafening misery 
    of constantly trying to satisfy their own want  

    never once realizing their own actions
    are what feeds the cycle of self destruction 
    all the while going through life with finger pointed
    casting blame on all they come in contact with
    their minds in a never ending quest for peace
    from the constant beating of exposing themselves
    to the harshness of fulfilling the desires of all those others
    who don't even care about themselves much less anyone else 

    so now I wonder what we really had
    were we just following a pattern of temporary compassion
    to free ourselves from our own destructive patterns
    for a brief period till we felt strong enough
    to be sent back to the front line
    is this all we have to offer ourselves
    isn't there something more for us to cling to

    we fell victim to a feather
    carried so freely without pattern or destination
    gliding along on the wind of passing time
    appearing helpless to the current
    yet striking with absolute precision

    the most simple of feelings led us into this failure
    defying all desire to continue being in what we thought was love
    surmounting every facet of the bond we've nurtured
    and causing all we have built to crumble
    to the weight of doubt

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    EvilPoems commented on Cosmic Smoke


    powerful, very wordy but that gives t so much more strenth. i loved it throughly and completely and i can relate to it on so many levels, its not even funny! oh wait, yeah it is, lol EvilPoems AKA Arvock

    earthly commented on Cosmic Smoke


    This piece speaks of love estranged, regrets, and wondering why-memorable...Earthly

    JadedJezzabel commented on Cosmic Smoke


    now as we stand face to face as the whole poem but that stanza really hit home for me............missed you.

    Milkman commented on Cosmic Smoke


    a great piece of writing, this really captures the absurdity of life, and the fact we take it so seriously..... great us of language and well chosen words...Bravo Artie

    raziel69 commented on Cosmic Smoke


    no words, none i haven't already said, that is...10

    In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

    Artie’s Poems (71)

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    Prelude To A Nightmare 23
    Scratching The Surface 27
    Conundrum 19
    Defeated 33
    The Blood Of The Poet 35
    Beyond The Looking Glass 24
    Embraced 22
    The Night Of Eternal Light 18
    The Forbidden Fruit 19
    The Creator Of Tomorrow 15
    The Band Played On 16
    Mortal Memories, Immortal Thoughts 22
    Fade 23
    Unfinished & Untitled 16
    The Machine 16
    Instrument 20
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    #1 20
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    More Of You 18
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    Power Outage 15
    Why I Believe 23
    Duet 21
    Forever Unfinished 28
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    Cosmic Smoke 46
    Surviving The Storm 36
    Feed 29
    Everyday 23
    Reborn 35
    Overcome 35
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    What Does This Mean To You? 31
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    A Peek Inside 28
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