DNR (Hatred)

DNR (Hatred)

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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shameful tears

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DNR (Hatred)

 

Oh here in this land

Of the pretty gosh darn free

Our Fear is our brand

Long as we keep it P C

As hatred is jammed

Pressed under bended knees

of Innocent man

lies paralyzed and can’t breathe

United we stand

Under false truths lock and key

The prejudice fanned

In passive complicity

Liberty’s remand

For your wrong ethnicity

You’ll not still this hand

Or steal my humanity

I’ll shout and demand

Write for the true equity

Our forefathers planned

Your right to equality

But today I’ll band

With tears the atrocity

to dear Mr. Floyd

For now I too can’t breathe

© 2020 Robert Trakofler


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We must never stop protecting human rights and freedom of speech. Years ago, U.S Army send 30,000 soldiers to Los Angeles. They gave me 500 rounds of ammo and the government wanted a war. Thank you God, the people of Los Angeles didn't attack. We had machine guns, planes, helicopters and 30,000 armed soldiers. I tell people, racism, older people rights and equal rights. A never-ending battle. We must stand fast for. I lived in Detroit during the riots. Burning down your city. Is very foolish. Detroit, the riot killed the great city, the people killed off their city. This is your city. Do a 500,000 people march and stand as one. Thank you my friend for writing and I pray we learn. All life had value. be kind.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

A huge part of me wants everyone to be angry civil insurrection is as much of a birthright as freedo.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

I agree my friend. I am praying for calm and justice.



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Holy s**t! Wow! This is one of your very best poems! This is so forthright & poweful! I love the way it reads (rhyme & rhythm & forcefulness, tho not a bit like vitriol) as much as what you're saying (one of the most well-said on this topic that I've read). Your sarcasm is superb! We the people are complicit! This is us! I've gotten sucked into the angst lately & I do not want to stay there, but this poem takes me a few miles deeper into how deeply I feel on all this s**t! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

you and I both know what it is to be marginalized and beaten down scorned and disregarded. How coul.. read more
Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

psst my shelter in place poem is all ice cream:)
A very powerful and heartfelt write. Your words from beginning to end had me spellbound and the ending was perfect. Watching the video was gut wrenching and I think almost caused the viewers to collectively hold their own breaths. So terribly tragic! Let us hope change finally comes about.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

Thanks Dara:) we can not rest until change is made! This is not the legacy I want to leave for my gr.. read more
Dara

2 Months Ago

Definitely!! It is a long time coming but “ a change is gonna come “. :-) Take Care!
I find it a shame that change always comes from something horrific. What was video taped that day was a modern day lynching and for most the last straw in a series of unreasonable attacks on black men.

Our forefathers planned equality for all men, yes, but some did own slaves before changing their views on the matter.

Whether chasing black men with dogs, hitting them with water cannons, clubbing them, or killing them out of the sight of a cell phone, police procedure has not always been something to aspire to or be proud of.

Let's hope Mr. Floyd's death brings a change that's been sorely needed. Let's also hope the bad guys (of which there will always be no matter their color) don't instigate the present moment and create havoc to their advantage, making themselves look like they're innocent.

We've seen looting and burning. Though some say it is mostly outside agitators, I don't fully agree but I'm sure most people are not in favor of burning down their own communities.

Your stance is a good one and a moral one. We need more like you. I think it would improve the world. However, the world is not always in agreement and most of us know that. There will be more trouble to come. I hope it can be solved in a civilized manner and cool heads prevail. We'll see.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

I was just thinking about you and I clicked on your page and it said you were closed:/ and poof here.. read more

well said.. these words were just crying out to be said.. shameful tears indeed.. should never have happened but unless things change big time..it sure is gonna … I'm with you all the way Robert... all the way

Neville

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

Reverend Al Sharpton delivered a eulogy at George Floyd's funeral yesterday, he Talked about how we .. read more
Neville

2 Months Ago


Like I said... I'm with you all the way
whoever the young woman is who took the video of Mr. Floyd's open murder, she deserves the Pulitzer Prize for photo-journalism. Because her simple camera-phone 10 minute video has become a "waking up America" moment; a moment where interchanging the hypothesis and conclusion of a given theorem will not be possible. Death is final like that. My dad went to his grave not believing that men actually went to the moon. And he was a college grad. But there is great danger in immutable evidence, Bad. And Circumstance is what got OJ off the hook as you remember.
But I trust in you my friend...Just I trust in all poets..Because poets never adapt...….dana

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

Yes my beautiful miss Dana Rushin:) I won't ever shut up! LOL You are one of my poetic heroes by the.. read more
That was a pretty ugly incident. Too many in a position of authority take advantage to exercise their prejudices, this time, as too often in the past, with tragic results.
Will his death and the aftermath change anything?
The protests have spread beyond the US border.
Hopefully, some good will come from it all.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

I sure hope it does make for change I am so tired of of hate in racism gender religion what have you.. read more
Dave Brown

2 Months Ago

On the flip side, the reaction shows there are many good people out there
It's a sad thing Rob that we need to write about these happenings even now. Everyone has the right to protest and should be able to do so without the fear of attack ... but it seems that outside influences want to kidnap the proceedings and ramp up the destruction and then they happily move on to the next demonstration and start all over.
Toronto and Vancouver had protests on Saturday ... all peaceful. Montreal had one Sunday with riots, looting & burnings.
In Camden New Jersey the police sided with the protesters and nothing nasty happened.

If only we could heed Martin Luther King's message and judge a person by the content of their character and not the colour of their skin ... and I'm thinking he didn't care if that skin was black, white, yellow, red or blue.

Good one my friend ... stay safe.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

Hi Ted:) I watched one peaceful protest turn ugly by a handful of misguided fools think I will stay .. read more
Ted Kniffen

2 Months Ago

I know of what you speak ... sometimes we more mellow citizens appreciate that view unhindered by st.. read more
You can imagine a lot of occasions when a police officer has to kill someone, but this sure wasn't one of them. As for the riots, that just sways opinion against black people even more. Black people in America need a voice, maybe this will bring it.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

Hi Paul LOL I just wrote that very same thing in Jamilas review a few seconds ago:) I want so much f.. read more
Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

Should have kept him in the bunker.
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One moment of madness and all hell breaks loose! It was a tragic occurrence and there is definitely a right to be angry and demand justice, but the looting, burning, craziness.....its just out of hand! I just feel this one moment of insanity is being pounced on by all manner of twisted souls and being warped out of proportion. The officers were sacked straight away. The officer who did the deed is being charged with murder....isnt that justice doing its job correctly? Too much liberty leads to death, i feel, and that is what is happening now. Its tragic, sad and could be handled in a much more civilised manner. I enjoyed the poem, dear Robert. You make your feelings known on the situation and that is to be admired.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

It is the same story of history repeating itself and its as bad as the racism itself, People get ang.. read more

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Robert Trakofler
Robert Trakofler

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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