Mark R Slaughter


'Alone! ' I Cried - Poem by Mark R Slaughter

'Alone! ' I cried again.
'Alone I am with me!
Lonely in a world of mist
Alone, I reach to touch your wrist
And see if I am thee.’

To be alone beside a soul
Afloat, adrift; an empty ghoul
Alone in woe; the yearning flesh
To fill a thin, contorted mesh
Diffuse atop an icy floor, alone.

So much alone in fact, I lack
The tonal vibrancy of life:

I am a song without a tune
alone;
A greying sky in June
alone;

The blueness of a sullen moon
– waning in a starless night–
alone;

Coasting down a weedy pass
alone;
The only image in the glass
alone;

To meet a certain heavy fate
– to turn and shut the knurly gate–

…alone.



Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009










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Comments about 'Alone! ' I Cried by Mark R Slaughter

  • Amitava Sur (9/7/2014 8:48:00 PM)


    A lovely description of an intense feeling of loneliness .. a heart touching poem (Report) Reply

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  • Amitava Sur (9/7/2014 8:47:00 PM)


    A lovely description of an intense feeling of loneliness .. a heart touching poem. (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2013 3:53:00 AM)


    A very realistic poem sir. (Report) Reply

  • (7/28/2013 3:56:00 PM)


    wow.... a superb write so much soul melting... it was like I was reading my own thoughts...thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (7/22/2013 11:24:00 PM)


    I agree with your opinion. (Report) Reply

  • (7/11/2013 2:01:00 AM)


    I am a song without a tune
    alone;
    is a shriek of the soul. It just touched my heart. Really, nothing is more agonizing than being alone as Mother Teresa says:
    Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
    This is why the thing many people are most worried about is just being alone.
    Heart touching poem!


    Samreen M
    Bolee.com
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  • William Kd (3/10/2013 4:28:00 PM)


    I enjoyed reading this poem of solitude and isolation. So sad to see so many people writing about this very subject. But if emotion is the goal to portray, then I'm sure many people can feel your message in this finely crafted poem. (Report) Reply

  • (11/1/2012 5:42:00 PM)


    sorry nicely written poem. (Report) Reply

  • (11/1/2012 5:41:00 PM)


    how do i find my poems i write in here. I wrote 2 cant see them in the forum sect. (Report) Reply

  • (10/18/2012 8:31:00 PM)


    I love it very touching (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2012 2:48:00 PM)


    I know how you feel.
    Beautiful poem.
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  • (8/18/2012 10:38:00 PM)


    i liked it the poem made me feel like life is about how you handle being alone its not about when you have the support of others (Report) Reply

  • Star Mood (8/8/2012 3:16:00 PM)


    I like it. everybody is alone... (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2012 7:32:00 AM)


    it marks how i feel and i can feel so much aloness ur poem gets it right (Report) Reply

  • (1/11/2012 9:08:00 PM)


    Beautiful! ! ! ! ! Mark you have a great gift with words and poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/9/2011 11:22:00 AM)


    [Alone I waited for solitudeness]
    A very g'd poem! ! !
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  • (7/13/2010 1:03:00 PM)


    I love it! It's really deep, and I like the words you used too. It's a really touching poem. (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2009 10:24:00 AM)


    i love your poem it is ver touching you should read some of mine and tell me what you think (Report) Reply

  • (12/4/2009 4:42:00 PM)


    Phenomenal Poem! i like the words :) (Report) Reply

  • (10/22/2009 2:12:00 PM)


    a very nice touching poem :)
    read my poem a lonely star and a lonely star 2 they are the same idea :)
    thank you very much.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 22, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 4, 2011


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