Pride & Prejudice... (Bunny style:)

Pride & Prejudice... (Bunny style:)

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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maybe I can

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Pride And Prejudice

 

In this place of pandemic segregation

Pulses an outcry crave of embrace

Our sequestered humanities situation

Reminds us of our hearts proper place

As we then gaze prejudices suffocation

Sit and watch our brothers dying face

With tears we peer righteous hateful indig(nation)

And keen in collective cries disgrace

And enraged I watched the angry demonstrations

Of many burning hearts displaced

And today as I watch this grand new generation

Dance in flash bangs, smoke bombs, sprayed with mace

My pride of them, in their true determination

Gives us so much hope for hates deface

 

And we smile

And we cry

And we start to breathe again

Or perhaps

Maybe

For the first time



© 2020 Robert Trakofler


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Carrying on from Jacob's fine observations, I might add that the ambivalence comes from the fact that we don't know what to expect anymore . . . after the "Trump Years", we've seen every previous cherished assumption about our precious democracy dashed like a dog t**d on the lawn. Friend posted the Biden lead (considerable) on FB yesterday, but I could not get excited. We've seen wine turn to piss, filet mignon turns out to be s**t-on-a-shingle. We don't know what the f**k to imagine as the future (will we wear facemasks forevermore?) and we're afraid to be hopeful or to even imagine anything at all. Maybe this was a necessary banishment of expectations (the curse of mankind). Anyhow, only a superb poem provokes such depth of introspection from me these days becuz I haven't been giving a s**t for two months & I applaud you for firing up that long-dorment aspect of my way of being. When I opened this & saw that "Pride & Prejudice" related to pandemic/race riots, I got a chill down my spine . . . such a brilliant connection! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

10 Months Ago

hee hee I'm a Bad Bunny:) stealing book titles for selfish purpose:/ I was thinking I might post thi.. read more
barleygirl

10 Months Ago

Post it! The reason it doesn't seem inflammatory to me is becuz you're not delving into the blame ga.. read more
Robert Trakofler

10 Months Ago

I do it then:)



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Your title drew me in, haha. I do have a bit of an obsession with the original story. But, I love what you've done here--building on the old idea of how pride can lead to prejudice when we are too wrapped up in our own viewpoint to see past it into what a hurting person is trying to say.

We are living in shuddering times. We are living through the stuff of history books, and if a generation from now there are still history books being written, this period in history will be a great teacher. What it will teach remains to be seen, but your hopeful vision is heartening.

Seeing so many people determined to press the tides of change is a wonderful thing. Change is never smooth. Complacency is smooth, but it leads to rockier roads than real lasting change. And we are sort of seeing that now in all that is happening. I do enjoy the way you both speak to the present and offer something to look forward to in the future. The Bunny always tells me something I need to hear. Great poem, Robert.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

10 Months Ago

watching them take a stand fills my heart with hope dear Eilis there are protests and there are move.. read more
Yes Robert, mayhap the butterflies are stirring and starting, now, to flutter their wings..”Maybe”there is a new, fresh current being carried on the air in ever-widening circles...wouldn’t that be wonderful, magical, long-awaited? You capture the paradox of our imminent despair and burgeoning hope so eloquently and profoundly in this well-penned, perfectly rhymed contemplative poem. “Maybe..for the first time” in an interminably long time...yes. Bravo for brave writing my dear friend!

Posted 10 Months Ago


Robert Trakofler

10 Months Ago

One day I’m going to be driving thru New York and I would drive another extra 100 miles out of my .. read more
Absolutely amazing.
We, (this generation), were not the initiators of such 'unjust cultures' handed over to us, but certainly we will be the ones to put an end to them.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

10 Months Ago

For the longest time I was filled with this sense of dread for the younger generation:( I have been .. read more
Cheer those along who' are fighting for justice. You feel such compassion for them my dear friend Bunny. Just reading these lines makes me feel your pain.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

10 Months Ago

HI Dhara i am sad but it is also a happy sad these days I am so proud of the people banding together.. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

8 Months Ago

All your dreams of better times will come true, dear Bunny. I believe we're inching towards a better.. read more
There's so much happening out there. Its enough to shake the toughest human. No one can be left unaffected, untouched. Those who say they dont care are ether in denial or absolutely disconnected and disninterested in the suffering world around them. Your poem is very emotional. I think we humans are capable of a lot of endurance and after all the grief and crying, we will breathe, smile and laugh again. Got to hang in there friend.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

10 Months Ago

these are dreadful and magical times my friend Mr. Peston:/ even in the stirs of the pandemic i can .. read more
AJNJ

10 Months Ago

Indeed...we’re living in great times. :)
I certainly hope you are right
The words 'This time' have been repeated too often in the past.
Today, in our little backwoods, a black girl was verbally assaulted just because she was a black girl!!
Will it really ever end?

Posted 10 Months Ago


Robert Trakofler

10 Months Ago

Those folks just aren’t giving up my friend (The protesters) I applaud them now:) I even donated t.. read more
I'm hearing you. It's all scary s**t to watch unfold.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

10 Months Ago

The civil insurrection aspect warms my heart now:) I see day after day all of the different races, r.. read more
There is so much truth in this, it's a sad world that we live in.
I like what you had to say here, so much truth.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

10 Months Ago

Hi Choose:) is that your horse? what a beautiful picture! but seeing all of the younger generation r.. read more
Unspoken poet

10 Months Ago

I have 6 horses, and yes, thank you. I can't handle 2020 anymore, it's all just so sad. I wish we wo.. read more

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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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