Alone

Alone

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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A poetic reflection of solitude spoken word link attached

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Alone

 

In the shadowy solicit

Of my solitudes slight

To the specters I elicit

Hints of solace and spite

 

A soliloquy of silence

Shrieks my semblance to ghost

Strikes a cognizant defiance

Stealing self’s willing host

 

In this my solfeggio scrawl

Sings a sincerity

Of verse to streak the canvas call

Of shade to clarity

 

A solitaire in lambency

A solstice from the stark

A grace from solemn’s agony

A gift in soul’s remark





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© 2020 Robert Trakofler


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This certainly is deep and takes multiple reads to decipher. I think being alone gives us a choice to go to the positive or negative. To find solace or agony. Perhaps it's a paradigm shift for those who are looking to go in a better direction from their former selves.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

7 Months Ago

you know I have heard a couple say that to me recently being home has made some folks see what they .. read more



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My Soul seeks Solace as I Shrink like a Violet and Sing 🎶 like a Canary... I hide behind a Mask and beyond Spring... I will pick a bouquet of wild flowers and lay with a Pawn in a warm Spot and play Chess to Kingdom Come. tenderly, Pat

Posted 2 Months Ago


For me, your poem describes the trajectory I went thru as I learned to love solitude these last 10 years. All our lives, we have so much noise along our paths, not realizing we depend on noise to blot out the incessant nature of the human mind. So when you get to a profoundly long-lasting stretch of being alone, all that mind chatter can drive a person nuts, until we learn to tame it, but it won't be stuffed, we have to listen to it first, understand it, & we discover we haven't really been living our truth all these years. This is similar to what my 10-year journey felt like & I feel sympathy to those who are thrust into -- not just solitude -- but STILLNESS, too (not going places & skittering about). I can't imagine how hard it would be to compress my 10-year journey into just a couple months (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


Robert Trakofler

6 Months Ago

I really had a crash course on it but in the end I found some gifts to it
hahaha 😀 i love all the alliteration, what a fun poem with great verbal imagery !!!
cheerio carola

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

6 Months Ago

Thanks Carola:)
The Silence of a Silver winged Bird
can be a Social distancing where Secrets
whisper in Sunsets symphony.
Tenderly, Pat

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

7 Months Ago

yes you saw it:) try as I may... I cant really ever paint negative even in the grips of the solitude.. read more
I loved the complete poem.
"A soliloquy of silence
Shrieks my semblance to ghost
Strikes a cognizant defiance
Stealing self’s willing host"
The above lines. I felt the struggle and the place. Thank you Robert for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote




Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

7 Months Ago

that is one of my favorite things in a poem when I read something that triggers a personal synaptic .. read more
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

This is what we try to do Robert. Maybe our words can awake a memory or place?
Well Rob, this is simply, satisfyingly stunning. What I really enjoy about your poetry is the new words I learn ... like "solfeggio" ... never knew what that was and as someone who cannot read a note of music I thank you for the education.

Well stated.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

7 Months Ago

Hi Ted, I give all the credit to my 8th grade music teacher he taught me so much about music:) he wa.. read more
Ted Kniffen

7 Months Ago

That was something of obvious great value to you Rob. I do have a love of music of all types, spanni.. read more
I like this.

Expresses with esses.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Robert Trakofler

7 Months Ago

Thanks valormore nice to see you!
the lonely thing is a nasty one and I wonder, if things continue over the coming winter just how many more poor souls will succumb to the worst of it

Posted 7 Months Ago


Robert Trakofler

7 Months Ago

Thank goodness for online friends:)
Dave Brown

7 Months Ago

I hear you're still feelin down and I hope you climb out because there is a huge community that stro.. read more
Talk about alliteration....a tongue twister to read aloud! There is a lyrical feel to this poem. Loneliness is an illness....one too many suffer with. However, solitude I believe is something every person needs occasionally....as long as it is chosen! Quite the choice of vocabulary in this one, Robert. I feel as though I should read it three or four times to peel off the layers of the onion! Lydi**

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

7 Months Ago

hey looks like you got a new pic too... nice smile:) thanks for the kind review I have read so many .. read more
Lydia Shutter

7 Months Ago

So many are alone during this pandemic....it is sad. Yup, new pic. It was time.
The every other line rhyme and the beautiful cadence makes this a poetic joy to read! Thank you.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

7 Months Ago

good morning Miss Sharon:) thank you for the kind review

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