Senseability

Senseability

A Poem by Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

__Senseability__


I stand along a rocky shore

I close my eyes to feel the grace

of sunbeam rays sincere adore

I feel the spray caress my face

And hear the waves break crashing roars

as tickling trickles touch toes trace

inhale to taste the salts implore

recall a time I stood this place

a boy who’s heart encased amour

that dreamt of dragon cloud escape

and sailing ships in grand explore

I peel my eyes in older age

My sight and sounds dulled yet still more

My taste and scents yield times decay

The aches of touch those gone before

My mind and soul a fine bouquet

The trick of life we must emplore

That wisdom and strength don’t embrace

I glance my ship has gone ashore

I pray impart this hearts convey



© 2019 Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)


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this reminds me of my youth...the dreams i had....the make-believe that was so much fun...
and then getting called to dinner....playtime over.
in later life, constant calls to dinner..as playtime diminished...and the glory of innocent childhood diminished as well.
'j.

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

if i only knew then what i know now and if only I could know now what I knew then:) my dear brother



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The price of wisdom is growing up leaving childhood dreams and innocence behind. Its a huge sacrifice when one wants to remain there especially when being an adult isn't all that cranked up to be, so over rated. Thank goodness we all have a Jumanji game to hop into! Lovely work Robert.

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

thanks brother Andrew:) been worried about you folks down there these fires have been devastating! t.. read more
' .. a time I stood this place - a boy who’s heart encased amour - that dreamt of dragon cloud escape -
and sailing ships in grand explore.. ' For me those words are the heart of your lovely. somewhat wistful poem. They're an armour to wear when life needs a touch of 'stand up and be counted!

There really is a moment or a collective of moments when innocence and adventuring in life's newness caves in to stress and greed and well, all that stuff. But the splish/splash of dancing waves or the stroke a warm breezes onskin is far more precious if only freely found. A touch of magic, surely? Never to have that could/would be the death of human senses. Wouldn't it? Your poem suggests an invisible need for childishness and, for goodness sake, adults are only children grown up!

This is a special piece of writing, Robert. Is wise and gentle and precious, thank you.

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emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Strangely., Robert, I understand both feelings.. sensations.. whatever. Think perhaps it's when on.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

Good lord your amazing
emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Robert! At that, will turn off technology and find self some sweet dreams. God bless. Ha.. read more
Excellent alliteration in the sixth line.
Reverie by the sea, beautifully portrayed.
Thoroughly enjoyed this piece of pure poetry, Robert.
Masterfully penned!

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

thanks Jimmy:) I still hate that last line:( one day I will have a eureka moment... hopefully
Doing this very thing often as I live by the sea I too felt the spray of far-gone good days on reading this Senseability verse - - tides brought adventure then as foam wet my toes - -- a poem by which to reminisce and thanks for sharing its magic my friend.

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

thank you dear fay! I hope to end my days on the shore i think:)
Love your imagery here and your story of through the decades of what’s come and gone and what still remains .

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

Hi Katrina nice to meet you:) I think we spend the bulk of our time figuring things out and accruing.. read more
Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Yes nice to meet you too! you have a lot to give to others through your insight and knowledge. Thank.. read more
Very nice imagery here, Bunny. Could almost feel the ocean spray. Indeed, visiting places of our youth can summon up awareness of mortality. All we can do to avoid pain is go with the flow, for the thing never stops flowing.

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

Hi John, this was definitely another sensory experiment its hard to relay vision with words but i'm .. read more
There's that old saying you can't go back, and it's true--you can't go back as the same person you were. But, you go back as someone different with different eyes and understanding. A new perspective that allows the past to open out in different ways. And, if we are lucky, there is that richness that blooms from our understanding.

I like the way time is set beside itself in this and moves back and forth between the boy-before and the man now. The imagination was always there, is still there to access, and the poem shows the man-heart connects to the boy-heart in certain ways. But also, the poem shows that there have been gains that aren't so easily explained, but that definitely contribute to the new way this familiar place is seen.

Aging is a bit hard to settle into at times, but at other times, there's this grand realization that whatever we have lost to youth, we have gained a great deal more in wisdom and the ability to love more than the fleeting beauty in ourselves. I really enjoyed the way the internal and external worlds crashed up against each other with this poem. Almost like that sea view with the water and and shore meeting. There is a brief melding, but the water always moves away. It will come back and back, but it will always move away again.

Lovely offering for the transition into a new year, Robert.

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

oh i do love what you see in this dear Eilis!!! Im not settling into age im fighting it tooth and na.. read more
Just beautiful Bunny. This poem was a sheer delight to read and it touched my heart with its nostalgia deeply. Reminded me of younger days and how the waves played with my mind as I walked on the shore and imagined. Imagined I was elsewhere. A favourite Bunny. A very happy new year to you dear friend.

Chris

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

searching for pirates treasures no doubt:) I wish the best for your new year too dear Chris

Ya just dont need an imagination when one dives into your words Robert... they say and do it for ya sir, no messin, near perfict :)

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

Thanks Nev, sending my love your way good sir for you and yours I hope the good vicar is surrounded .. read more
You know Rob, anything to do with the sea is good by me. I think the problem with the world is as we age we lose that sense of wonderment and humour that used to grace our days with merriment until we come to be cranks and grumps who enjoy little.
I have a feeling that you will always maintain that unique outlook and bless us with your thoughtful musings.

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Month Ago

I pray that i never lose it my friend they try and steal it from me from time to time but I always m.. read more

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

pittsburgh, PA



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I am the Bunny but the bunny isn't me long live the bunny Hello I’m Robert I own an art gallery and performance space in Pittsburgh called The Zenith It is also an antique store and a veget.. more..

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