Mark R Slaughter


A Drink - Poem by Mark R Slaughter

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.

I know it’s false, as I now must depend
Upon my daily shots with open end.
Insidious, it all becomes routine
To beg a drink each day for self-esteem.



Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009
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  • Soulful Heart (12/22/2014 1:15:00 AM)

    illusions of being in control of your life....................................nicely woven in a verse (Report)Reply

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  • (12/24/2013 6:29:00 PM)

    Wise expression...surely many can relate! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/19/2013 3:57:00 PM)

    I like it! It's a good message to people out there. (Report)Reply

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  • Patricia Grantham (5/22/2013 11:12:00 PM)

    Brings to mind an old saying that goes eat, drink and be merry.
    Now it is eat, drink and be careful! Enjoyed this one even
    though i don't drink. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Patricia Grantham (5/22/2013 11:11:00 PM)

    Brings to mind an old saying that goes eat, drink and be merry.
    Now it is eat, drink and be careful! Enjoyed this one even
    though i don't drink. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Wahab Abdul (5/19/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    yes, nicely written with nice words, , you make bloomed the theme.. love it (Report)Reply

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  • (11/8/2012 12:18:00 PM)

    Verry well writen mark aswome poem (Report)Reply

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  • (11/6/2012 3:32:00 PM)

    very good write, Mark! ! why can't i vote on it though? (Report)Reply

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  • Echezonachukwu Nduka (6/9/2012 2:28:00 AM)

    A wonderful piece you've got here.I love this! . (Report)Reply

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  • (1/14/2010 1:29:00 PM)

    i hope i can get the book.that's a wonderful poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Kesav Easwaran (4/25/2009 4:44:00 AM)

    a drink or two...and your increasing self esteem...well, a good piece, Mark...frank in tone transparent in talk open ended...i liked...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (4/4/2009 4:10:00 PM)

    An interesting poem, why we drink, I enjoy a couple of glasses of wine to help me wind down, but my downfall is not knowing when I've had enough lol
    10 for this
    Lynda xx
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  • (3/30/2009 6:30:00 PM)

    A good one, Mark.

    Ron
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  • (3/16/2009 8:46:00 AM)

    I feel the sweat on the brow with this one, Mark. Good one! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2009 5:36:00 PM)

    of you know your capacity all is well Yoy have certainly measured your words correctly (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2009 5:36:00 PM)

    of you know your capacity all is well Yoy have certainly measured your words correctly (Report)Reply

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  • C. P. Sharma (3/8/2009 7:46:00 AM)

    But a drink from the divine cup makes immortal. If anyone has to drink, let him sip divinity. Mark, you really slaughter, you slaughter the delusions.
    CP
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  • (3/6/2009 8:30:00 AM)

    First class moral Mark. 'Dutch courage'. We all need a drink. The old adage 'looking at the world through rose coloured spectacles'. My slant on life is 'Looking at the world through the bottom of a guinness stained pint glass'. Doesn't have the same ring to it somehow.
    Loved the poem
    Steve
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 5, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 3, 2011


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