A Poem by Allen Smuckler

He thought 

of all the heat

that came from the rear 

tires as he 

sped away 

in his Pontiac Tempest.


Magic Carpet Ride

blared from

his Alpine speakers.


Ice dripped 

from his heart,

sleet poured

from his baby blues.


Sleep, sleep

all he could think 

about was falling

asleep …


© 2017 Allen Smuckler

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Sleet poured from his baby blues... Ice dripped from the slew of slathered magic carpets in line for the ride... If only I had read this while driving a Pontiac sleepily...

Posted 7 Months Ago

Love what sounds like a midnight drive fueled by something emotional

Posted 11 Months Ago

I looked at this because I really admire the work of Hermann Hesse..and found a fine poem !

Posted 1 Year Ago

Allen Smuckler

11 Months Ago

different Steppenwolf...but I'll take being mentioned in the same breath as Hermann Hesse...glad you.. read more
Love it its very heavy leaves a great mental image as well

Posted 1 Year Ago

Allen Smuckler

1 Year Ago

Thanks Kiari for reading and commenting...
always appreciated...
Driving to nowhere...just to try to find peace.
Driving through emotions...better left buried.
Driving along the storm's edge...tempest revealed.
Driving without fear...instant clarity.

Loved it Allen

Posted 1 Year Ago

Allen Smuckler

1 Year Ago

you got it Shy girl... your response is a poem unto itself...thanks for your feed back and understan.. read more
Shy Girl

1 Year Ago

I took a hiatus too my friend. Still penning moderately though. Your writes always get the gears gri.. read more
Allen Smuckler

1 Year Ago

Well, lets see what it unlocks... post something new...something bold... something you...
A trip into nostalgic times and yet there is a heaviness of the modernity weighing, lovely piece Allen :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Allen Smuckler

1 Year Ago

Appreciate your kind words Poppy. Thanks for reading and responding.
I liked your thoughts and words. You took me with you on a road-trip leading to place of needed rest. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Allen Smuckler

1 Year Ago

Thanks Coyote for reading and taking the time to respond. Always appreciated.
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I enjoyed this one and you are welcome my friend.

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Added on May 28, 2017
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Allen Smuckler
Allen Smuckler

Sarasota, FL

I'm a poet, a singer, a peaceful gunslinger.. looking to share my poetry..and a little bit of me...if I dare I 've been writing since I was 18.... am slightly older now, and still trying to fin.. more..


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