Mark R Slaughter


Within Clouds


A tunnel flared –
The inner glow scorched
A soul:

I had an awful role to play –
To say and not to pray.

I took a bowl of energy –
Tired batteries charged –
River nerves awoke –
For I was just electrons –
Though my attention spun around
To catch those other particles of nature:
Beauty quarks
And anti-beauty quarks –
What the hell are they? –
Ugly; beauty; beauty; ugly.

Life spins within the clouds:
Impossibilities are best approached by lesser mortals
Via quanta of drinks:
Cider blurs
And I concur
I’m neither physicist nor anarchist –
‘Tis best I drift in time –
A state far more sublime for brain
To take the strain
Despite oblivion at the door.

Now, bye-bye world –
Poetry doesn’t cut it anymore:

You can’t romanticise
The quest of science.

I’m just a compromise
Between the eyes of mediocrity.

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2011

Submitted: Sunday, December 25, 2011

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

Form:


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 (Within Clouds by Mark R Slaughter )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]