Man with a Phone

Man with a Phone

A Poem by Allen Smuckler

Lounging around the pool in Bonita Springs, Fla., I couldn't help but notice...


A Coughing man with a baseball cap, and

a girl in green scratching and caressing

her tanless velvety legs.

Water cascading from the

unnaturally made stoic fountain...


And the man with the phone

in his ear, scrapes by my sunlit chair.

Couples lying and teasing each other

soaking long lost rays together

with eyes smiling for one another...


Palms playing and swaying in the cool breeze    

protecting and shadowing those

who chose the shade over sun.

And a man with a phone attached to his ear

glides pass the unsuspecting couple.


The owl and the eagle peering and

observing from their precarious perches

lifeless in their tachadermal state

expecting more of the very same

yet only a busy signal leaves its mark.


shiftless, shirtless man on the shelf above

gingerly stepping into the steamless pool

again the man with the phone in his ear

ambling and gambling with his call

and only he knows what we don’t.





© 2011 Allen Smuckler

Author's Note

Allen Smuckler
January 20, 2010
Like all poems, I would love to see and hear reactions...thanks
The pictures are still a work in progress...

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Great Allen. You have taken a real life scene and put the entire thing into words as I noticed you do with a lot of your peoms after just reading some of them. Thank you for your review on my work and I will be visiting your page again soon.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wow the picture of yourself is so expressive. The poem takes it to a premier level:)
Heartbreak sensed:)

Posted 11 Years Ago

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...hmm cool observation here, nice work.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I really enjoyed this one, alot went into this write. Very nicely expressed and written....

Posted 12 Years Ago

surprisingly, he wasn't calling his goons to come take care of you for observing him... :P

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very nice observations. I'm wondering why the man was on the phone instead of enjoying the beautiful sun and pool. I've found some people are so attached to their electronic devices that they often fail to notice their surroundings.

Posted 12 Years Ago

You've penned your thoughts well here.. It's all in what we observe for sure..x

Posted 12 Years Ago

Oh, I like this! Observation and totally not obvious, that is why it works so well love! xx

Posted 12 Years Ago

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So whats he doing, who is he talking to? hmmmmmmm
Very nice imagery.
Described a perfectly mysterious day. lol

Posted 12 Years Ago

Allen, you captured the moment very well. Such great imagery it was if I was there and could see it all. Nice job!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on April 18, 2011
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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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