Dead Lines

Dead Lines

A Poem by Robert Trakofler



Dead Lines

 

To remember to say

the things we wish we, would have said

for the moments, decay

in the movements, we tread

and those dead lines convey

will get lost in our heads

in a bitter malaise

of intangible dread

 

I once laid in a state

where undeclared sentiment

echoed like kettledrums

inside of my chest

billowing a ravenous unspecified crave

this my friend, was the rub

for in this state

it was the only thing

reminiscent of living

 

In a curious slant

my motion sways passion again

this voice can enchant

and the deadline’s can’t steal, my pen

and the risk of a glance

in approval, or askance

to touch a heart… perchance

is the greatest gift to grant

 

 

© 2024 Robert Trakofler

© 2024 Robert Trakofler


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Robert Trakofler

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Nice to see you old friend and good to read your dead lines. Lke most "poets" we have written more than a few "dead lines", but it is writing like this that proves these are not dead lines.
These breathe with the sighature bunny cadence and rhyme scheme that goes beyond mere words.

Well dome Rob

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

Lol I was beginning to think I was a ghost In here:) thanks for saying hello and giving me such a ni.. read more
Ted Kniffen

1 Month Ago

My pleasure. How have you been?
Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

I have slowly been getting my ink back it was a bit dry for a while LOL it was kind of like writing .. read more



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You have such a way with words brother .. I have missed you so .. Here's me hoping your world is now being kind to you Rob .. stay well .. N :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

coming from one of the masters of this site... I take that as a very nice compliment:) LOL my world .. read more
Neville

1 Month Ago


Stay tough, write on and go well my very dear Bunny .. Oh' n be sure I will always endeavour.. read more
I thought of Yeats when I read this. I also thought of cocaine. Don't ask me why although it certainly has The poets intelligence and wit. Extraordinarily written full cto the brim of layers and meaning.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

I simply cannot write without my layers:) it is a sickness I think but nothing makes me happier then.. read more
You haven't lost your touch, Robert. This is an excellent poem and your voice adds to its sentiments. The voice CAN enchant, and yours is so good to hear on this. So clear and effective.

One of your best, my friend. Welcome back. :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

Thanks neighbor:) every once in a while I can complete a thought on paper LOL
Hi Bunny, listening to you read your own words gives so much more meaning to the poem, and Soundcloud is a great platform to use, i use it myself .
Instead of saying the important things at the given time , for one reason or another we don't and then later those words come back to haunt us for being unsaid..
"to touch a heart… perchance is the greatest gift to grant"
Love this closing line , itis beautiful... :)







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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

thank you Stella:) It may very well be the greatest gift we can give:)
Stella Armour

1 Month Ago

A gift that cannot be bought is priceless ...
" To be so selfless as to touch another's hear.. read more
It seems in the beginning of this piece, your mood was sort of blah….”an unspecified crave “… like nothing excited your soul…then at once your mood turned to passion and you realized that” to touch a heart is the greatest gift to grant “..,, indeed it is!
Warmly
B.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

It is such a wonderful feeling when something you say makes someone’s life shine a little more:)
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

You’re very welcome Robert!
Warmly
B.
Yes Robert. Our world around us. Decide what we feel and see.
"In a curious slant
my motion sways passion again
this voice can enchant
and the deadline’s can’t steal, my pen"
I did like the above lines. Today I need to read and to listen to music to enchant my mind. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

3 Weeks Ago

he was a fascinating man i enjoyed reading about him
Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

He was my friend.
Robert Trakofler

2 Weeks Ago

Wow from what I’ve read he was a friend to many
How true your words, Bunny and yet in the making, you have - if you allow me to say, contradicted your own thoughts! You of all people, know how life leaves scars, how survival can seems unreachable. But heroes forge on and lay their own fears to rest, whilst showing true skill. Don't they?! Just nod your head and say, 'Yes, Em'

Grand to hear your voice, sir.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

Oh Emmy, just hearing from you gives a tear to my eye:) You and Divvy on the same day:) My Uncle of .. read more
emmajoygreen

1 Month Ago

Well, sir - our wee island is well worth visiting, especially the south-west! Please, please never .. read more
It seems that lines are dead, but here they're so alive, so aware.

undeclared sentiment
echoed like kettledrums
inside of my chest

Loved these lines. There's a life force in us, which makes us weep, smile, break, un-break and go on. Hello, dear Bunny, how have you been? You've been missed and remembered and it would be the best news today, if You've returned to the cafe.

💐🙋‍♀️💕


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

Divvy... my beautiful Divya:) Bounce bounce its so nice to hear from you:) The healing has taken so .. read more
DIVYA

1 Month Ago

Well, reading this poem, I felt I was just reading the old Bunny and everything felt wonderful. Your.. read more
Nice to see you old friend and good to read your dead lines. Lke most "poets" we have written more than a few "dead lines", but it is writing like this that proves these are not dead lines.
These breathe with the sighature bunny cadence and rhyme scheme that goes beyond mere words.

Well dome Rob

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

Lol I was beginning to think I was a ghost In here:) thanks for saying hello and giving me such a ni.. read more
Ted Kniffen

1 Month Ago

My pleasure. How have you been?
Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

I have slowly been getting my ink back it was a bit dry for a while LOL it was kind of like writing .. read more

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Robert Trakofler
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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