I think I will call it Celebration?

I think I will call it Celebration?

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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This is my Merry Christmas to everyone here in writers Café! So many wonderful hearts have touched me in this place:)

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This empty dining room

Breathes a tender recollection

Of many afternoons

And affairs, of fond reflection

 

In the silent commune

Of sequesters isolation

An ache in my heart croons

For embrace of consolation

 

My concern in this year

Could cherish no celebrations

These hollow tables cleared

Stand and wait in reservation

 

An unexpected tear

Falls in silent resignation

This holiday I fear

Too, shall be an aberration

 

As the evening draws near

I hear the ghosts of ardor

Echoes of those held dear

In past seasons joyful regards

 

The memories appear

To wrap warm this secluded soul

I bask in erstwhile’s cheer

To toast my dining room so cold

 

Then I heard of the tears

Of a granddaughter five years old

A Christmas tree this year

They could not afford she was told

 

My course had become clear

For as every grandparent knows

There is nothing more dear

Then to see a little heart glow

 

Well it remains unclear

If this old store will have to close

But treasure most sincere

Comes from the touch of loving souls

 

 

© 2020 Robert Trakofler


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Bittersweet, but necessary. We cannot simply ignore the situation we are in. We have to accept it, learn from it, change, and never let it happen again. I loved the poem. Thank for sharing it, rough draft or not, something can be felt from this poem. I sense how this has hurt you. And how it hurts all of us. Let's hope this will not have to continue much longer. We on writerscafe hear you.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

thanks man I wanted the story to be uplifting in the end and a reminder of what is truly important i.. read more



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Close to Bunny:s heart I can understand. Empty dining rooms that were once overflowing with cheer at this time of year. How hospitality has suffered as a result of this wretched virus. So must wreckage, death, illness, lost businesses, lost jobs, loss of freedom and not being able to see our loved ones. And then you mention the five year old granddaughter so sad because money won:t stretch as far as a Christmas tree. Yes, it is the little things that count. We put our tree up early this year, to bring forth some welcome cheer. Yes, it makes a difference.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

well a tree "appeared" on her porch:) LOL
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

I thought Bunny might wave a magic wand:) I like happy endings.
Bittersweet, but necessary. We cannot simply ignore the situation we are in. We have to accept it, learn from it, change, and never let it happen again. I loved the poem. Thank for sharing it, rough draft or not, something can be felt from this poem. I sense how this has hurt you. And how it hurts all of us. Let's hope this will not have to continue much longer. We on writerscafe hear you.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

thanks man I wanted the story to be uplifting in the end and a reminder of what is truly important i.. read more

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Added on December 16, 2020
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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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