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Mark R Slaughter


All on Earth


I died so many times in empathy,
Cried so many rhymes in sympathy,
Dreaming out the horrors in the dark –
Imbibing all the agony. Embark
I must, on travels out from gentle home –
A flagellating path; a track to roam:

I am to Hell to go, to ruin, aflamed,
And there, in queerest irony, be framed
In curse: what all on dubious earth have done:
The race to kill our planet has begun.





Copyright Mark R Slaughter 2009

Submitted: Saturday, November 21, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, May 04, 2011

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