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Mark R Slaughter


Once Upon A Time


Once upon a time,
I lived a life sublime.
Known to others,
Sharing drinks;
We the brothers -
Really!

Now methinks
Upon the time that was...
It never happened -
No, sincerely no! -

Just a show,
A dream,
To boost esteem -
Apple pie and cream
To give a glow.

So once upon a time
There was a me -
Well, a brain
inside a skull
To ever mull
And ponder.

No wonder I was only
Once upon a time.

Copyright Mark R Slaughter 2009

Submitted: Saturday, October 03, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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  • Marie Shine (10/4/2009 6:50:00 AM)

    It is SO easy to block something out by the power of persuasion from our computerised brains sometimes, than to admit the truth, even to ourselves.
    A well written poem. Love the stanzas with different amounts of lines in almost each - very novel! Well expressed and presented and I enjoyed reading this great poem VERY much. THANK YOU for sharing Mark. (Report) Reply

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