Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,195 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Robert Rorabeck Poems

1641. Writing On You With Nothing 10/25/2009
1642. The Migratory Thoughts 10/25/2009
1643. Girls Just Want To Have Fun 10/25/2009
1644. Too Coy To Be Frightened 10/25/2009
1645. Even If She Said Yes 10/25/2009
1646. Unusual Sin 10/25/2009
1647. Curiously Amused 10/25/2009
1648. What You Are Making Them 10/25/2009
1649. Called Her Home 10/25/2009
1650. World Parades 10/25/2009
1651. Unconscious Spell 10/25/2009
1652. Vanity Of Your Galaxies 10/25/2009
1653. It Never Seems To Get Cold 10/25/2009
1654. Horrible Child Throughout The Snows 10/25/2009
1655. In The Mysterious School Yard Of Your Fatalistic Glades 10/10/2009
1656. Centrifugal Offices Of Young Tom-Boys 10/10/2009
1657. The Things We Experienced Together, So Far Apart 10/10/2009
1658. Defeated By A Casual Angel 10/10/2009
1659. Smelling Salts Of Another Sea 10/10/2009
1660. Even When I Told You I Don'T Believe In Satan 10/10/2009
1661. In The Balmy Reservoirs 10/10/2009
1662. Mermaid 10/10/2009
1663. Spider-Web Octopus 10/15/2009
1664. Never Around 10/25/2009
1665. Enough 10/25/2009
1666. Just Enough 10/25/2009
1667. Close Your Eyes 10/25/2009
1668. Cruel Winter's Shade 10/25/2009
1669. That Cannot Be This 10/25/2009
1670. Lonely Satin Dog 10/25/2009
1671. Saddlebags Of Dreams 10/25/2009
1672. Neither Shadow Nor Sleep 10/25/2009
1673. Who Are Almost Real 10/25/2009
1674. Fire Engine God 10/25/2009
1675. Who Are Always Getting Up Again 10/25/2009
1676. For A Very Long Time 10/25/2009
1677. Burning At Both Ends 10/25/2009
1678. Two Things 10/25/2009
1679. Gone Into The Sky 10/25/2009
1680. Hospitals Of Spain 10/25/2009

Comments about Robert Rorabeck

  • Z. M. Wise Z. M. Wise (4/23/2015 12:03:00 AM)

    From what minescule fragments of a stockpile of poetic brilliance, I am completely blown away by Mr. Rorabeck's work. From his style and influences to his timing, rhythm, etc...I hope he never ceases this archaic and timeless craft. POETRY LIVES! !

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  • Justin Reamer Justin Reamer (5/17/2012 12:41:00 PM)

    I believe Bret is a very good poet. He seems to know what it takes to be a good poet. His rime and rhythm is evenly matched, and he knows how to convey his message in his poem. His poetry is flowing and soothing to the ear. He is one of the best modern poets on this site.

  • Peter O'Brien (9/18/2011 1:53:00 PM)

    A lovely selection of poems! The silver & gold of of famous wordsmiths - Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Lorca, Whitman & others! 'These fragment have I shored against my ruin...'. thanks

  • Jim Troy (8/10/2011 5:56:00 AM)

    I have read just one and had to leave my applause.
    Gratefully looking forward, the honor to read more of your great works........Jim Troy

  • Jenda Lecroy (4/14/2010 9:14:00 PM)

    A true poet. Old soul, new life.

  • Virginie Guillemette (3/6/2008 1:41:00 PM)

    i really enjoy your work...i feel the sense of time given your words, as if you choose them as one chooses the ripest cherries in the pile. clever and from an honest place.

Best Poem of Robert Rorabeck

Romeo And Juliet's Wedding Vows

I will be thy chased rose and take thy name.
My heart will continue drumming its love for you the same;
And though thy mother and father mean nothing to me—
You are the sun rising over the bosom of my heart’s sea.
I will go with you hand in young hand
And be like your shadow roaming with you across the land.
In your eyes I see the myriad truths of my own soul
A kaleidoscope of sea shells in a pretty bowl—
To you, my love, I will always be true—
And that is why I say that I do—

To think that the very sun I saw last night should so ...

Read the full of Romeo And Juliet's Wedding Vows


In bed with the early morning shadows
bleeding the night into another killing
where glorious colors like afterbirth flows
in nebular jets into the horizon’s bowl,
revealed, I have the presentiment that my
life will fail, and rising against my Northern
dreams, I secede against their human impulse
of hope, and the cities inside me scream,
“You will never have her. She will never love you! ”

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