Learn More

Mark R Slaughter


Upon the Arid Lakes


Someplace
A field of flowers
Rousing under remnants of the dawn:
Out there! from death, I rose
Above the silent many –
A distant will-o'-the-wisp
Reflecting under airs of minor ninths –
How rich the ambience they threw!

What theme of prosody
Had rendered me? –
Tho’ silent were its words:
A broken soul in pulsing pain –
Thou mustn’t guess what goes behind
The sick and ghostly screen of war!

In sallow-grey and other ashen hues,
Disrobed of warming flesh
That reassures the bones,
A twisted pose
Portrayed my physicality –
Not unlike the carcass of a prey;

But as a cloud of thought, I mused,
Exacerbating woes
Collected in a life dispatched
In freely flowing blood,
Conferring crimson shades
Upon the arid lakes aflood
With glorious tides of nascent buds
Begetting innocence.

And as we glowed in ruddy shades,
I asked: ‘What future lies ahead?
What terror trades? ’


Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2011










< br>

























war war war war war war war war
war war war war war war war war
war war war war war war war war
war war war war war war war war
war war war war war war war war war war war war war war war war war war
war war war war war war war war war war war war war war war war war
war war war war war war war war war war war war war war war war
war war war war war war war war war war war war war war war

Submitted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Edited: Friday, July 08, 2011

Do you like this poem?
17 person liked.
5 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Upon the Arid Lakes by Mark R Slaughter )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Joseph Sanchez (4/28/2014 11:10:00 AM)

    But as a cloud of thought, I mused,
    Exacerbating woes
    Collected in a life dispatched
    In freely flowing blood,
    Conferring crimson shades
    Upon the arid lakes aflood
    With glorious tides of nascent buds
    Begetting innocence. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Finra Fung (5/6/2012 6:34:00 PM)

    would you be able to break it down to simpler English please? I really want to know the meaning of it! ! :) Thanks in advance~! (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. OFTEN WHEN LAUGHING, Terry Collett
  2. जिउनि दाइरियाव,2013, Ronjoy Brahma
  3. At That Moment All Ugliness was Undone., Akhtar Jawad
  4. Anonymous, Elia Michael
  5. Poor Birds of Cage, Pius Didier
  6. Christmas Differences, Melissa Furey
  7. Celebration, Shruti Goswami
  8. Leave Behind, Shruti Goswami
  9. Unceremonious, Shruti Goswami
  10. Restful Nights, Margaret Moran

Poem of the Day

poet Christopher Marlowe

Black is the beauty of the brightest day,
The golden belle of heaven's eternal fire,
That danced with glory on the silver waves,
Now wants the fuel that inflamed his beams:
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Dulce et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]