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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Ahhh, Robert, My Dear Fine Friend 🤜✫🤛

With such grace and humbling gratitude, the timbre of your graciously skilled words dance upon the floor of my most thankful heart and soul ⁓ that you've returned, and not only returned, but with a pen filled to the brim with stardust amplitude, the likes a master's deft touch has ne'er before shown.
I can almost envision you floating in mid-air, as if your spirit has been lifted upon the wings of life, itself, conveying such beauty in poetic reverence and revelry to every breath God hath bestowed.
In my humble mind's-eye, Dear Robert, this is your magnum opus, that should be inscribed into a golden tablet and framed upon your wall for all to see.

You're lookin' fine as sparklin' wine, with a smilin' style that all the while sets hearts aglow that love you so … welcome, home, Poet Sublime … happiest brotherly HUGS! ⁓ Richard 🍃

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

4 Days Ago

This is by far the nicest review I have ever received! coming from one of the keenest poetry masters.. read more
Richard🖌

4 Days Ago

Awww, My Dear Friend 🙏

Your sincere, humbling tributaries touch an olde bard's hea.. read more



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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 Day Ago


the gift of life is an unequalled treasure, most especially when you had felt it slipping away.
This aging thingy could stand a recogumaciation but how wonderful you must feel surviving the unpleasant alternative
From human contact to the wonders of nature, each moment will now be even more special
Welcome back to warm welcomes, taxes and turmoil

Posted 2 Days Ago


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 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Days 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 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Days Ago

thanks ruth:)
Ahhh, Robert, My Dear Fine Friend 🤜✫🤛

With such grace and humbling gratitude, the timbre of your graciously skilled words dance upon the floor of my most thankful heart and soul ⁓ that you've returned, and not only returned, but with a pen filled to the brim with stardust amplitude, the likes a master's deft touch has ne'er before shown.
I can almost envision you floating in mid-air, as if your spirit has been lifted upon the wings of life, itself, conveying such beauty in poetic reverence and revelry to every breath God hath bestowed.
In my humble mind's-eye, Dear Robert, this is your magnum opus, that should be inscribed into a golden tablet and framed upon your wall for all to see.

You're lookin' fine as sparklin' wine, with a smilin' style that all the while sets hearts aglow that love you so … welcome, home, Poet Sublime … happiest brotherly HUGS! ⁓ Richard 🍃

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

4 Days Ago

This is by far the nicest review I have ever received! coming from one of the keenest poetry masters.. read more
Richard🖌

4 Days Ago

Awww, My Dear Friend 🙏

Your sincere, humbling tributaries touch an olde bard's hea.. read more
Your heart still beats on poetry and you are nothing short of a miracle, my friend. It's such a joy to visit your words again. Keep getting stronger for us all. We love you, dear Bunny ❤

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

6 Days Ago

Hi Dhara:) now my heart beats poetry and it bleeds gratitude my dearest one
And now the healing begins. There are many more words and poems ahead and I'm glad there is. It's great to read your words and hear the honesty in your voice.

Great writing, Robert. :)

Posted 6 Days Ago


Welcome back dear Robert-so good to see your smiling face and hear your voice here once again!
"today today today I live now
how I survived, I’ll never know"
"Away today away today now
I’m here to stay now"
Well, thank God you survived your medical ordeal and are back to your wonderful self and your profound, personal, evocative poetry. This poem/prayer/song takes us through your terrible journey in deft rhyme, use of repetition, imagery, symbolism, musicality, metaphor... Hoping 2022 will be happy, healthy and hopeful for you. Take good care and please follow doctor's orders.
Sending blessings, love, peace & healing light always. Yes, you are here to stay now, and better than ever-Kudos!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

6 Days Ago

LOL I am feeling my old poetic juices starting to flow again thank goodness:) thank you for the conf.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

6 Days Ago

Love you xo
A wonderfully written piece here Rob. Filled with sincerity and gratitude. You are grateful to be here ... as we are grateful to have you back.
This one is pretty much straight forward ... the rhyming works well ... the first two verses set up the scenario perfectly.

Our prayers for a full recovery.

Take care my friend!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

6 Days Ago

I may never have my heart back to full strength again but my heart is full again
First, one day when I see You I will steal your dimples and paste them on my cheeks! second, since it's now I hear your SONG! oh my dear Robert.... it's more far beautiful as You sing it... more breathtaking, sincere...heart touching... tears fell from my eyes! I couldn't but remember our friendship journey, I wouldn't take it if You never returned... another loss I wouldn't take it.... Thank You for coming back to us all❤️

Posted 1 Week Ago



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Added on January 8, 2022
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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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