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Sunset, I Wonder About You . . .

Updated on May 16, 2014

Have you ever wondered about a sunset so simple, exact, and true?

A precision starting, and ending, on the happy in heart, and bluest of blue.

"She" silently creeps and slowly-seeps above our heads, dreads, and sleeps.

Glowing, I think some gloating, as rays of the day over and over repeats.


Have you ever stopped and considered one lone sunset, so pure, clean, and serene?

Lavishly-muted in colors so far that touches a star, as the Master plays His gasping scene.

You never speak in voices I can see. You never touch my hand with warmth I understand.

You shroud yourself, you count yourself as only a meek piece of a painter's scheme.


I have neglected you since I walked at your side

Now I live in shame, and blundering blame, and seeking a solace where I can hide.

Sorry is not enough that spans our gulf, but what does a pauper do?

He gropes, scopes, and suffers in darkness joyfully reaching for you.


Eternity, everlasting Spirit of endless wings which a million chorus will sing

Point me, lead me, and take me to my wayward heart.

I am an artist with no paint, a troubadour with no pain, seeking "her" warmth again

I run, and she smiles with countless eyes piercing the sky, leaving me cold and nearing to die


Oh, my sunset, why did act dumb? And let your enemies succumb, while I jested in laugh?

My tortured sunset, stop for a glimmer while yourself exposes us sinners

A fleeting flock underneath the rock, never seeing you eye-to eye

Punish us with life, with rays of strife that make the smallest innocence cry.


Oh, my sunset, I wonder about you. Talking to a deaf creation.

I wonder if you ever thought of me, my crippled heart, with lies and deviation?

Oh, my sunset the wind grows colder, my Maker gets bolder

And me, settling to bow at your light.


Oh, dear sunset, where will you go? What will you do? When days are dust and so is the dew.

Oh, my sunset, make me to wonder about you when life is strained from my veins

Trembling with tears, leaning on fears, leaving no trace, just a fading life's stains.

Dear sunset, I wonder about you, strong, sure, and might. Fading with sun, washed in rains.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Rose, dear friend . . .

      THANK YOU so much for your lovely and touching remarks. I am humbled by what you said about liking this poem.

      It is Abstract/Prose and I have some more on HP and you can read them when you have time. I would appreciate it.

      YOU keep up the great work yourself.

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      Rose Kolowinski 3 years ago

      Awesome, Kenneth! Too many people take things like sunrises and sunsets for granted. I love both and I love photography so I appreciate the subtle differences in each and every sunrise or sunset. Nature is always inspiring for me and peaceful. I enjoyed reading your poem.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, shamela,

      Thank you sincerely, for your heartfelt words. I pray for you, the best day you have ever had.

      Come back again.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      uNicQue,

      You are so sweet to say this on my hub. I love it. Thanks.

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      shamela 3 years ago

      Dear kenneth avery,

      I sense so much life in this poem of yours. Your words have push forward a lot of positive thing about the sunset. You have written a very meaningful and good poem.

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      Nicole Quaste 3 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Absolutely beautiful. Simple yet wonderfully effective language.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Audrey,

      Thank you, dear friend, for taking the time to comment on this hub. I could not do this without the support of YOU and all of my wonderful followers.

      I am serious.

      Have a safe and happy weekend.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Vellur,

      Thank you for both commenting and following me. Both gestures are so touching that I cannot thank you enough.

      I mean that to all of my followers.

      Please visit with me anytime you like.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, teaches12345,

      I am always nervous when typing your name. I am afraid I will not type all of the numbers.

      Thanks for your sweet comment and time spent reading this hub. I sincerely appreciate YOU.

      Come back anytime.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Beautifuly done!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful and a lovely poem! I am already following you! Voted up.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      You have written this with such passion and the beauty is outstanding.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago

      Hi, Trish,

      I am prone to agree, but that is not to say that a sunrise is less of a mind-awakening event. Confidentially, and I am sharing this with you. I am scared of sunrises. I suppose for the days that the sun rose upon--first day of school, high school, registering for the Draft when I was 18.

      A few of the days I was so glad to see the sun set.

      I hope, dear friend, that I have made sense.

      God bless you richly for reading and commenting.

      Kenneth

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      Tricia Mason 3 years ago from The English Midlands

      Hi Kenneth

      I love both sunsets and sunrises, but I think that, perhaps, sunsets are often a little more intense.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, Trish,

      It is so nice to hear from you. And give you my heart-felt thanks for your nice comments on this hub.

      I love sunsets. Always have. Always will. I have viewed a few sunrises, but somehow, they, although are beautiful, do not touch me like a sun set.

      Does that make sense?

      I am not being critical, but honest.

      And I want you to visit as much as you like.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, sweet Nikki,

      Your analysis is so sweet and professional. I will try your technique on all of my poetry. But poetry is just when it hits me type of thing.

      And it is all Abstract/Prose, but I am not one to complain.

      Thanks again, Nikki and come back soon.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Anita . . .

      THANK You so very much for your comments. I am humbled by a girl of your talents and fame commenting on something I did. Wow. I will treasure your comment forever.

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      Tricia Mason 3 years ago from The English Midlands

      Hi Kenneth

      A beautiful use of words - and the sunset is such a wonderful inspiration for them.

      Beautiful and awesome :)

      I love those photos!

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      Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

      Truly beautiful. A sunset can be a gloriously breathtaking view. I had the pleasure of watching one the other day. Really like the form and the flow of this piece. You have good style and rhythm and stick to the same pattern all the way through. Good poem.

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      Anita Saran 3 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Wonderful poem Kenneth. Oh My Sunset - I watch them all. More power to your pen!

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, CrisSp,

      Thank you sincerely, dear friend, for your sweet and much-appreciated comment.

      People say this a lot, thanks, appreciate it, just to not be guilty, but I mean those things. So thank you, CrisSp.

      Visit with me again.

      Kenneth

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Beautiful thoughts eloquently written plus a couple of lovely pictures=perfect!

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      I, sheilamyers,

      Thank YOU so very much for your very sweet comment. You cannot fathom how MUCH I appreciate YOU, sheilamyers.

      Your movie-script writing partner,

      Kenneth

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      Cynthia B Turner 3 years ago from Georgia

      That is beautiful. You do have a talent for manipulating those words into something that can touch the senses. I so enjoyed reading this. Take care.

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      sheilamyers 3 years ago

      Awesome! You have a wonderful way with words.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, btrbell,

      I appreciate those words very much. You made my Saturday. It is odd how depression causes ideas to turn to words.

      I have learned to not fight, but flow.

      Thanks so much.

      Kenneth

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, JamiJay,

      Thank you so much. My Saturday is made brighter by your comment.

      May God smile upon you today and the rest of your days.

      Kenneth

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful and poignant!

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      Jami Johnson 3 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      This is so beautiful.