A Poem by Allen Smuckler

i act different because i am different












                                                            i                        ro


  mp ( &                                              

                                                                              p  lay)


with                                                people/out




                                                                                    l             g           

                                                                                   a          n                    m       g

                                                                                    u        i        or            a     n

                                                                                        gh                             ki






               it                                                ‘            s                    so


                                                           won (ful)der




i dont care       w                                                         p

                          h                                                     o                         thinkofme.

                         a                                                  e

                          t                                  the              p









© 2013 Allen Smuckler

Author's Note

Allen Smuckler
written February 15, 1968
photo: Key West Fla (Feb. 1 2011)
This was my e.e.cummings period...It was the first of a trilogy....the 2nd being help(less)...posted
the third has never been read and will be posted next week...for those who care
It was originally posted as "i act different because i am different" actual title is and was "freedom"

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Lovely format! And a cool thought. A lovely poem. Thanks :)

Posted 4 Years Ago

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whoa! awesome and very cool format...
everything is in place, we are born to be free and unique in everyway...
great, great, great!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Awesome! You are creative. But I like the thought. You're great.

Posted 5 Years Ago

WOW this must of taken a bit of time to craft.. You definitely got my attention. Well crafted my friend.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Let me tell you this one was one that really makes the brain and eyes stand up and take notice. love the format. Another unique and well placed write ...excellent Allen.

Posted 5 Years Ago

I like the photo and the words. There was a movie once with blow-up doll. I like that one too. I like the way you use the words to create a entertaining poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago

There is a brilliance in the fragments of letters and thoughts... it's as if a new world of words opens up, shaded in vibrant colors of life... Filled with courage and introspective dances...

Posted 6 Years Ago

Beauty when it hardly means to be mean!

Posted 6 Years Ago

My dear Allen,
What a grand (my mom's word) surprise! I have read Cummings on many occasions and this is a worthy contriubution to the style. And yes, to care or not to care on thoughts and feelings of others towards us - here you make a wonderful case for individuality, both in 'life' and in 'poem structure.'
Much love,
Rosa -x-
PS - I have not forgotten your book!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Very crafty I must say but a sound quality is what ultimately makes this outstanding. You have a vivid imagination. Very well formed.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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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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