Mark R Slaughter


My Sneaking Tears - Poem by Mark R Slaughter

How heavy fell the rain that day
From burdened clouds of mournful grey.
The torrent forced them stay their height -
Composure swayed by onerous might.

My skin wrung wet with icy chill
As mud embraced that sodden hill;
But mind of mine had elsewhere gone -
'Twas clouds abandoned I was on.

The driving drops advanced their gears
To camouflage my sneaking tears -
Whence now did swell such floods of pain
To see me melt into this rain…

On equal bearing now were we:
This rain, myself, in harmony.



Copyright Mark R Slaughter 2009










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  • (9/11/2014 7:32:00 PM)

    This is true poetry. (Report)Reply

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  • Herman Dexter (11/10/2013 2:49:00 AM)

    I love these words. We tried them in a song: https: //soundcloud.com/herman-dexter/rainy-days-2 (Report)Reply

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  • Madina Morris (11/14/2012 8:56:00 AM)

    not bad Mark R Slaughter, not bad at all ;) (Report)Reply

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  • Raihana Abdul Jabbar (1/24/2011 4:41:00 AM)

    Lovely!
    Rain can relate to every human feeling.....
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  • (9/29/2010 6:03:00 PM)

    Great flow of words! The ending is my favorite (Report)Reply

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  • (1/15/2010 5:10:00 PM)

    I loved this poem so much, i memorized it for a Comm. Arts project at school.
    This is truely an amazing poem(:
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  • (10/30/2009 2:18:00 AM)

    amazing very well written (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 14, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 20, 2012


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