Mark R Slaughter


Sorrow Under Mist - Poem by Mark R Slaughter

Mist -

Giving wispy vapour to the breath,
Cool calm to autumn afternoons,
A hovering air of mysticism
Over brooding lakes -

Was different here,
Affording company, closeness -
A caring arm around her shoulders.

In the eyes, a once-clear oceanic blue
Wavered under water -
Tears telling torrid truths
She couldn't face -
Like the glowering image in the mirror
You don't see in your mind's eye
Of compensation; delusion.

We see her sitting on the concrete steps
That led down to the dew-laden garden.
She's peering up, sensing her diffuse companion,
Refreshing in its chill; giving crispness
To the stealth of dulling evening.

But the bite of air couldn't lift the sorrow
Of pale youth in love,
Shouldered by a not-in-love and scoffing eye.

Rejection hurt;
Hurts -
Wrenches deep -
Emotion that we can't deny!


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Comments about Sorrow Under Mist by Mark R Slaughter

  • Silver Star - 3,735 Points Diane Hine (5/9/2012 7:42:00 AM)

    Mist as a companion to the lonely- beautiful idea and poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 19, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, April 16, 2012


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