Nine (a sonnet)

Nine (a sonnet)

A Poem by Allen Smuckler

I slept in morning’s mist by temperance way

should gators tread across the turtle’s path

torrents of rain since washed my breath away

while life escorts the silent reaper’s wrath


She cared for me as angels split the rails

and dreamt of all those lonely days apart

we shouldered sleepless nights like yawning sails

just so, we surged as waves do death depart


Could she have loved me, just one moment more

with all the seagulls spaced above the crowds

their sense of purpose, easy to ignore

hidden within those faceless, timeless clouds


Gentle efforts feed the need for company

Love beckons our spirit, to set us free.

© 2017 Allen Smuckler

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Whoa! Sooo good and surging with beauty. Your writes are gently timeless...:)...................

Posted 7 Months Ago

Allen Smuckler

7 Months Ago

Thanks Sami, for your gentle words...
always welcomed
Sami Khalil

7 Months Ago

You are welcome. ....::::))))
Gentle, powerful and good words shared my friend.
"Gentle efforts feed the need for company
Love beckons our spirit, to set us free."
I enjoyed the complete poem. The above lines. I liked a lot. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.

Posted 8 Months Ago

Allen Smuckler

7 Months Ago

You always have had such kind words for my work...
I always look forward to your comments...s.. read more
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

Always my pleasure to read your work. You are welcome.

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2 Reviews
Added on May 28, 2017
Last Updated on May 28, 2017


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..