Mark R Slaughter


Worry - Poem by Mark R Slaughter

Worry is a growth upon the mind:
A parasite – a tick or mite; a nick,
A churning gut – metaphors combined,
Rotting down a delicate constitution.

Anxiety, an intumescent whore:
A siren for a metastatic state;
Psychological rent – a weeping sore.
Hopelesly, you die for restitution.


Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009


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  • (12/15/2012 6:08:00 AM)


    Great use of language without loss of meaning. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/5/2009 1:01:00 PM)


    I'm with Jack; and I feel it is such an honor to meet someone who finally used the word, 'intumescent' in a poem (I am only slightly jealous!) smiles, P (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2009 10:21:00 AM)


    You vocabulary never fails to impress! Interesting rhyme structure. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 5, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 6, 2013


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