Waves of Endearment

Waves of Endearment

A Poem by Allen Smuckler

A time for reflection….




EMPHATIC w     v      s

                  a     e


collidingwith the stoicshore            

of Siesta Key Beach…

Melodic, enabling waves

coughing and hacking

heavily upon the shore.


   r    h

A         ing their bodacious,

brassy bodies,

cresting and climaxing

to levels of

complacency and disrespect.



gling toward the

established order of time…

long forgotten, e r o d e d

by the

waning waves

washed wistfully

away by the passing

of time,

unable to recall

or recognize



        lling lines _____ ______ _______ …

And death, always playing its part,

settles and seethes in the dust b     l

                                     o w

of humanity and normalcy.

The lines begin their endless quest

rising from the nadir to the crest.

The clouds o < pen, skies brighten

and the avenue of angels sing.

Unnamed … unknown … unseen …

The angels sing.



© 2014 Allen Smuckler

Author's Note

Allen Smuckler
written: March 26,2014
photo: March 26, 2014
(Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL)

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Dear Allen, what a brilliant poem that was. The wording is just genius, like an expressionist painting his painting. One thing though, I'm not very keen on the forms and formats you used by some words, but maybe that's just me. I definitely will visit your page more often to enjoy your poetry, thank you. Sincerely yours, Jules.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Hi Allen, very strong wording and imagery. Also, emotions running deep through this poem. Ritm and flow is exceptional !

Posted 5 Years Ago

Amazing use of words and thoughts. Always a pleasure to read your words. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Nice use of lines in order to visually assist in the reading of the piece. the rhythm is above average so I think you have done well there. I will say that waves and the progression of time however is able to evoke beauty from almost any context and that it is not too terribly challenging to bring about beauty from such a work. I like the use of paradox such as with " complacency and disrespect" as " humanity and normalcy"to bring more attention to that detail. I will also say nice wordplay with "waning waves
washed wistfully". Also, I have to ask, what is with " b l" in the text? Is there something that I fail to grasp, or is it a typo?

Posted 7 Years Ago

beautiful, the surge and crest of waves that break and die on the shoreline = so expertly penned here.

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is powerfully penned..It truly cut me right to my heart with its power.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Wonderfully penned dear poet.

Posted 7 Years Ago

great penning my friend.........

Posted 7 Years Ago

Doesn't matter how long I'm dormant, whenever I return, there ye be, churning out winners!
This reminds me of something I wrote for one of Helena's contests...I'll have to look it up, it's 5:20, and my percolator is yet unplugged! But it combined words with forms, like this does, subtly and wonderfully (yours, I mean!).
Extraordinarily done, as ever, my friend!

Posted 7 Years Ago

wow this is really interesting, the journey we take on the waves that at first seem serene, and then get disrespectful and then downright dangerous and destructive...life can be much like that...and we end up as humans often taking the wrong paths too...hopefully the waves can become peaceful again.

Posted 7 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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