Mark R Slaughter

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 ...
Popular 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.


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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Richard Beevor 24 May 2014
excellent poems sir, I wonder if you could read some of mine and give me your advice please, I would like to improve, thank you, I am http: //
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Love Poet 10 May 2014
that was awesome how you manage to describe everything with simple and yet beautiful word that explain and show an imagery of passion
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Kevin Quero 09 March 2014
Cool, you inspire me.
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Daniel Y. 05 February 2014
I see you are a biologist. Makes total sense. I recently graduated with a BS in bio. Ever read a collection of science poems Radial Symmetry? You should publish your poetry. You have a really great style.
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Cece Rodriguez 29 November 2013
death smiles and so do you wow... power full its like getting involed with the bad when your innocent
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Shameca Biggs 16 October 2013
This was my favorite line shown below. You've mastered your words into a beautiful art form. I enjoyed this read. Thank you. Do you know your face portrays The colours of your soul? It tells me at a single glance Of how you burned your furnace whole To stay the fire in our romance.
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Barbara Clafton 27 August 2013
A tomcat tree- heart warming and beautifully inspiring. I wish I was as talented as you x
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Barbara Clafton 27 August 2013
A Dying brain- very poignant x excellent stuff x
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Barbara Clafton 27 August 2013
excellent work Mark, fascinating reading. Thank you for sharing your great talent with us x
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Susanna T 15 June 2013
Oh, a tomcat tree, what a beautiful poem! Made me cry for a bit there :)
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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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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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Jacob Ousley 11 April 2012
it's death again is a good poem
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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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