Greater Power

Greater Power

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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I wrote this poem with Lightsong a while ago and after bugging her she finally gave in and sent me a voice recording so now I'm publishing this here with both of our audios linked

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Greater Power

 

I know of no greater power

Then the delicate fortitude

Of the willingness to bloom

The sheer nature of nurturing

In the sacrifice of bestow

 

~You, dear man

come take my hand

no need of force

when this great power 

will take its lead to gentleness

to flow and blossom. 

 

The hollowness…

In the subjugation of thrive,

or in the diminish of yield,

Has never been potency.

To break a thing is not strength

As you would have us believe

 

~l don't wait I give 

 I don't break I yield 

my strength is, 

a broken heart is like a withering flower 

from you, a touch of care 

will make it refreshed. 

 

Femininity…

Has never been flawed, but rather;

The essence of creation,

the embrace of compassion,

and the embodiment of advocacy!

It is…the best in us 

 

~masculinity

my shoulder to lean on

my reason to love

each of us is unique

not equality

but integration

together we are the balance

the harmony and life.

 

Like the flower that blooms,

from a sidewalk crack.

She simply just is…

splendorously her!

 

~like the oak that grows 

with my trust, my fortitude 

he simply just is... 

resplendently him!

 

© 2021 Robert Trakofler & Ghounwah Lightsong 

© 2021 Robert Trakofler


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Robert Trakofler

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"I know of no greater power
Then the delicate fortitude
Of the willingness to bloom"
This is such an awesome duet of poetry and voice in a magical collaboration from dear Robert & LightSong (love to both xo). Stellar, evocative language and form. Beautiful flow, imagery, alliteration, metaphor, simile, throughout. Each of you provide a perfect accompaniment to the other - the perfect sharing of a yin/yang, masculine/feminine serenade to the rose's indomitable survival, nurtured by love. I am enchanted by both of your tender voices in this - they take the poem to another level with even more soaring heights of emotion. Kudos to both of you, my friends. Thank you so much for sharing this excellent work...
"The sheer nature of nurturing
In the sacrifice of bestow" Yes.


Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

4 Months Ago

we are so similar in so many ways dear Annette yet we are different :/
Annette Pisano-Higley

4 Months Ago

Yes, yet we are all the same underneath it all dear Pat. God bless.xo


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Wonderful poem. I enjoyed reading this. I love the part about the flower blooming in sidewalk cement.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

3 Months Ago

this was a fun project:) Ghounwah is an amazing poetess and a tremendous source of inspire for me
"I know of no greater power
Then the delicate fortitude
Of the willingness to bloom"
This is such an awesome duet of poetry and voice in a magical collaboration from dear Robert & LightSong (love to both xo). Stellar, evocative language and form. Beautiful flow, imagery, alliteration, metaphor, simile, throughout. Each of you provide a perfect accompaniment to the other - the perfect sharing of a yin/yang, masculine/feminine serenade to the rose's indomitable survival, nurtured by love. I am enchanted by both of your tender voices in this - they take the poem to another level with even more soaring heights of emotion. Kudos to both of you, my friends. Thank you so much for sharing this excellent work...
"The sheer nature of nurturing
In the sacrifice of bestow" Yes.


Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

4 Months Ago

we are so similar in so many ways dear Annette yet we are different :/
Annette Pisano-Higley

4 Months Ago

Yes, yet we are all the same underneath it all dear Pat. God bless.xo
And I waited just long enough to hear smile Robert. That was ....quite an experience for me. The reading it as it was recited opened it , revealing so much more of the emotion and meaning. I'm awestruck! And you see...that's what happens when we meet in equal energy, side by side, beautiful!!! Powerful!

Lightsong sent me here. I'll assume you are reading this too. To hear your voice was so cool! The positives you've sent and might in the future will mean more to have your voice in my head. I'll be pondering that, and this poem for some time.
Bill

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hi, that was some powerful stuff!! Your line..to break a thing is not strength as you would have us believe...hits the poetic spot! So much meaning in that. A whole history of meaning. I have been a strong advocate for people with disabilities all my life. And believe that embodying it has been some of the best in me. And the line 'integration not equality'. Men and women will never be the same. We have to work together and those differences create the balance we need!!

That is my initial reaction. I'm going to see if I can listen to it. Be right back....

Billigami

Posted 5 Months Ago


So delicate from each word spoken to the mirror of words on the page. This showcases both of your talents. Beautiful, truly lovely.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very much love this! Thanks to both of you for collaborating & sharing! (((HUGS)))

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"I read the poem...it was so beautiful...I felt how connected You are with Your own peace, but, it was when I clicked on the audio...WOW...I was moved beyond words...You truly are a poet of deep emotional substance and wisdom...and the way You worked together with Robert Trakofler was like watching two graceful dancers moving together...the picture You paint inside my head...You are not just a poet, You are an artist.

If You wish to reproduce any of these words to promote this beautiful piece, You have my complete permission."

Neil Allinson, Australia.


Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

8 Months Ago

what a nice review:)
This one has an almost Asian sound to it, an awareness of the yin/yang nature of being. I think balance is the key word here, for neither phase is seen as superior or inferior to the other. Indeed, "To break a thing is not strength." When Yin and Yang are on an even keel, all is well.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

8 Months Ago

until you said this, that thought never occurred to me I just read this in a completely new light (I.. read more
Robert, dear Mr. Bunny I must admit I STILL CAN'T PLAY THE AUDIO! when I was re-reading the poem the other day when You finished posting it, I felt somehow that I appreciate your parts even more than before! I don't know why is that? maybe because now it's really "complete" or I grasped You fully now? anyway, Thank You for the opportunity, Thank You being patience with me, Thank You for pushing me until I did all the recordings :) You know You are a true gentleman with a big beautiful heart I am fortunate to have You as my dearest friend, (the title is still POWERFUL) SMILE*

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

8 Months Ago

I enjoyed doing this with you


Most splendid wordpersonship .. an absolute delight .. My heartfelt congratulations to you both .. Neville :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

8 Months Ago

It was a fun challenge:) I really enjoyed working with the audio on this one
Neville

8 Months Ago


why am I not surprised, the G Girl has an amazing voice .. I am so glad you did this .. N

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