Short Coming

Short Coming

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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TRUST spoken word link in reviewers notes:)

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To make a thing… to break a thing

In the Manifest destiny

Of my esteem… of broken dreams

You must go west my child’s, regret

To sow my seeds of selfish deeds

For I’ve been there before and sow… will you,

To raise the garden of my dis-regard

 

The name of youth is hope, in trust

and they are borne to all of us

the pains they bear lay scars to all

avert your gaze and share the pall

of heedless cast complicity

the children cry a silent longing call

to arms; that hunger for felicity

 

If only I could make you see

The treasure of your rightful grace

For you are our true progeny

Befitting our adores embrace

In the unwritten poetry

Of all the beauty you will place

this heart of our humanity

© 2021 Robert Trakofler


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what we say to the youth of today...don't do what I did, learn from my mistakes and keep your
heart and soul pristine...Carry on.
I love this piece, and of course your readings are excellent...how you use inflection...if only I could teach most of my students to read like this...they tend to just go from first word to last, just pausing at the periods, no heart in the readings.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

3 Weeks Ago

thanks teach:) I have been working on that for a while now that's why I always add a spoken word bit.. read more



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For tomorrow to be in future generation's hearts, humanity must accept tomorrow rests in our hands for now - not many realise or care for that, sadly - a beautifully rendered piece Robert - one that shall echo into the infinite :) Stay well...

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Hello, Bunny! :)
Its really lovely listening to you read this. Who'd have guessed you have an angel voice. Haha
Its an encouraging write. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Robert Trakofler

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks Matt:)
All hopes lies on our next generation. May be we were not that wise or sufficient to leave a beautiful place for them, but a silent regret lingers in our heart for our inadequacy. Your poem is as much beautiful as the innocent smile peeping under a table...

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Robert Trakofler

2 Weeks Ago

We need to treasure our youth like the treasure they are:)
Beautiful and wonderful words Robert.
"If only I could make you see
The treasure of your rightful grace
For you are our true progeny
Befitting our adores embrace"
The above lines. Perfect and amazing. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Robert Trakofler

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks brother poet how is the mixed media coming I haven’t seen any new vids lately
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

Will be soon. Need some free time and you are welcome Robert.
Great job Rob ... I like the rhymes and slant rhymes you have employed and the reading is great. There is something about a poet reciting his works the rhythm and emotion shines through ... this is one of those poems.
The photo reminds me much of my newest Granddaughter who just recently turned two. I look forward to passing on a love of reading when she is able.

Well done my friend. When all this crap has straightened itself out you should have poetry readings at the Zenith ... if you don't already.

Take care.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Robert Trakofler

3 Weeks Ago

I have had a few over the years:) that little sweetie is 5:)
This reminds me of some one who is always working and money oriented. Later in life they regret not spending time with family

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

3 Weeks Ago

what an interesting perspective you saw in this I see what you mean:)
Poetic Beauty

3 Weeks Ago

My brain will pick up on a minute detail and see something within it
I may be way off base here, but this one has a touch of remorse about it. I can't tell if the speaker is talking about some personal failing, or whether the mistake is a general one shared by many. The mention of Manifest Destiny dovetails with the urging to go west, and all of verse one sounds like advice to a specific individual. The rest of the poem seems to address a generation. One thing I am sure of: The feeling here is genuine.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

3 Weeks Ago

you are so very astute in your reading of this... you peeled this one open and got to the flesh with.. read more
God, Bunny....This poem is so frickin' beautiful... thank you for writing and thank you for sharing...I loved the spoken word (As always of course). I love the ASMR feel you give it. Really makes shivers go through my spine hearing your echoing voice and the little background noise makes it all the better! (I've listened to it like at least ten times now).

Kindly, Nix ❤️
P.s. I love the new profile pic btw :) Also...is that the same picture you used for "Against the grain" and just photoshopped a little girl and chair legs and table legs?

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Robert Trakofler

4 Weeks Ago

Same floor different photo:) good eye tho!
I still like how You added your last verse because it added touching power to your already emotional poem, it is like You are trying to lay your hand but still some can't understand this giving hand of yours, but You can't stop can You?:) and do I have to mention THAT photo again? BTW, listening to the audio obviously your voice is emotional and it was hard for You to recite this one. here is a firefly hug✨🤗✨

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lightsong

3 Weeks Ago

never asked You about the little girl, is she someone You know?
Robert Trakofler

3 Weeks Ago

a granddaughter
lightsong

3 Weeks Ago

Awaaaaaa!! WHY YOU DIDN'T TELL ME! I had a feeling though. what a sweeeettttie cuuuute one and I bel.. read more
what we say to the youth of today...don't do what I did, learn from my mistakes and keep your
heart and soul pristine...Carry on.
I love this piece, and of course your readings are excellent...how you use inflection...if only I could teach most of my students to read like this...they tend to just go from first word to last, just pausing at the periods, no heart in the readings.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

3 Weeks Ago

thanks teach:) I have been working on that for a while now that's why I always add a spoken word bit.. read more

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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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