Away Today

Away Today

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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Away Today

Did you see the distant dying eyes 
Looking back as scenes roll by
Of the times he smiled and cried

Watched them go and fade away
Like tiny pictures turning grey
As my mind began to fray
Away away away now

The fragments milled about the sky 
Stealing my sight my how and why
my sense of self, could not descry

as the pain began to fade 
a resignation starts to play
that I have seen my final day
away away away now

my heart still beats, upon the poetry
like the prayer beads, of a old rosary
in old planted seeds or in their future reads
your love

away away away away now
you’re here to stay now
the love surrounds you

today today today I live now
how I survived, I’ll never know

of how the fragments recombined
from my lifeless broken mind
of how I breathe on borrowed time
so I write these lines today
I hope that in my humble way
That I somehow can convey
this grateful hearts display
And I vow to share this grace
Of all the beauty in this place
In my gratitude’s embrace

Away today away today now
I’m here to stay now

© 2022 Robert Trakofler

© 2022 Robert Trakofler


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Robert Trakofler

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Hello, Robert! :)
This reads like a dire winter melting into a warm spring. Bunnies belong to the spring, symbolizing renewal, surrounded by flowers, and always ready to get it on. You belong to recovery, so you better surround yourself with beauty and get thumping. Haha
This is lovely poetry. Be healthy, and keep sharing, please.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

11 Months Ago

thanks my friend I'm ready for some springiness:)



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Away but here to stay! Loved listening to this on SoundCloud. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

8 Months Ago

thank you so much, nice to meet you:)
Nice flow! It is great to be alive and healthy. Your poem was a joy to read!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

8 Months Ago

thanks:) It is indeed:)
KAREN

8 Months Ago

My pleasure
I am glad to see you up and at em . I hope all is well. We strut upon the stage but for a moment We only travel between the eternities.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

11 Months Ago

Tate what a nice surprise;)I guess I'm back for a few more struts my friend
Tate Morgan

11 Months Ago

Good to hear it .


Thankfully, you never let your friends, fans & readers down ............ I raise my cup of coffee to you ..live & write on long my friend .................. Neville

Posted 11 Months Ago


Nice rhythm and rhyme. The second read through let me savor that once I got through the intense subject of your healing and hurt. And rejoiced as you finished with sentiments I've felt since joining the Cafe a few months ago. I feel like there is some special energy that is more than these electronic conversations convey. Your Poem taps into that and pulled me into your circle. I'm feeling sad that I've been too distracted to find you and glad you found me.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

11 Months Ago

thank you so much my first writings were often lyrics that and given the fact that I always drummed .. read more
William Michael Reeves

11 Months Ago

My chest is getting full of those treasures for sure! You are my new one.
Hello, Robert! :)
This reads like a dire winter melting into a warm spring. Bunnies belong to the spring, symbolizing renewal, surrounded by flowers, and always ready to get it on. You belong to recovery, so you better surround yourself with beauty and get thumping. Haha
This is lovely poetry. Be healthy, and keep sharing, please.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

11 Months Ago

thanks my friend I'm ready for some springiness:)


You have seriously pinned a little bit of genius to this page sir Robert .. I hereby take my hat off to you & send my regards to both you and your pen ............................. Neville :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

11 Months Ago

I hate when i reread a poem a month later and it makes me cry I mean it must be good if it does that.. read more
Neville

11 Months Ago


... forget the tissues, if it must happen, let it happen & let's rejoice ..................... read more
This poem was a pleasure to read. I like your close rhyming, it kept me hooked. Your "away away away away now" repeats really brought the lyrics into this write aswell. Nicely peened. tyfs

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Year Ago

thank you Cyprian
And I am glad you are healing Robert...health is indeed a precious gift to be nurtured if we can. Wonderful writing as always, keep on healing :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Year Ago

thanks ruth:)

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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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