Mark R Slaughter

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Mark R. Slaughter is a retired biological scientist who took up poetry to challenge his written skills. He undertakes commissions and collaborative projects, for which details are available on his website Examples include 'Liquid Rooms', a large-scale work for orchestra and soprano by the Danish composer Karsten Fundal premier ...

Mark R Slaughter Poems

It's Death Again

It's Death again - He's always there -
Watching, waiting - e'er the stare!
Every time I look behind
Or reach to pull the window blind,

'Alone! ' I Cried

'Alone! ' I cried again.
'Alone I am with me!
Lonely in a world of mist
Alone, I reach to touch your wrist

Bitter Blow Of Love

Love! you dealt a bitter blow –
You lay me cross the mortal plains,
Bedewed, bedimmed amongst a show
Of tearful clouds: eternal rains

Apparition Of A Butterfly

Upon a fuzzy vista – vision blurred –
I tried to focus; nothing ever solid
Came to view, but undeterred, I blinked
An eye to try again. Through the mist

A Drink

With glass, I am a man – or so I think! –
A role to play when blessed with courtly drink:
A gin or two, then vintage port or wine
To pep me up and gift me with a shine.

Mark R Slaughter Comments

Jacob Ousley 11 April 2012

it's death again is a good poem

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Joyce Msonda 03 August 2012

Your writing is sensational. You have an amazing sense of detail in the most complex way. It's beyond excellence :)

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Godfrey Morris 31 July 2012

You have an unconventional style in conveying thoughts which is very effective.

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Christine S. Locke 04 April 2011

I just love your writing, beautifully written and inspiring! The depth I read in these poems makes me want to pick up a pen and fly away. Please put your poetry in a book, I swear I would buy it. Keep it up sir, you are incredible!

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Paul Mwenelupembe 12 November 2012

The world to day needs well established writers as you are, would you mind if I invite you to my poems? I have Rythm of the day as my new poem. Your comments are highly respected and welcomed with regards

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Melikhaya Zagagana 21 October 2014

you are the master poet and yet to be and again.

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Onzia Dan 06 October 2014

woow! your words can move a mountain In me and they are very inspirational

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Onzia Dan 01 October 2014

you have left me speech less.

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Dan Reynolds 09 June 2014

Re Heaven. Bloody love it Mark. The repetition is well-thought out, the lyricism is truly poetic. But I feel as if you've been watching me in my garden.; ¬) Next time, I'll go cross ways instead of parallel.

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excellent poems. you are great in explaining your feels

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