Mark R Slaughter


Image


In vivid recall - 'gainst the many years -
That image captured by my eyes and stored
Upon that first and stunning view: your face.
Now deep inside my neural memory chest,
For me to glance a smile when time is tight,
Or study wildly – still in disbelief –
When life has paused and turmoil takes a break.
Who needs a photograph when I can blink?
And there you are: that blonde of twenty years -
Standing; smiling... at me, of all menfolk.




Copyright © Mark R slaughter 2009

Submitted: Saturday, April 11, 2009
Edited: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Image by Mark R Slaughter )

Enter the verification code :

  • Marie Shine (4/14/2009 8:20:00 AM)

    I LOVE this beautiful poem Mark.
    It is true that images imprint themselves indelibly in our minds, ours to recall at will - WONDERFUL.
    A 10 from me. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Last Vow, Tony Adah
  2. THE PRETTY EID (THE PRETTY DAY) يوم العيد, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  3. The roadmap of reason..., Marshall Gass
  4. Caricature, Marshall Gass
  5. 33, Marshall Gass
  6. The Jigsaw......, Marshall Gass
  7. Capitals!, Marshall Gass
  8. Grey Skies, Marshall Gass
  9. Ceremony, Marshall Gass
  10. Soliloquy, Brioney Leon

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]