Mark R Slaughter


Mark R Slaughter
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Mark R. Slaughter is a 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 MarkRSlaughter.com. Examples include 'Liquid Rooms', a large-scale work for orchestra and soprano by the Danish composer Karsten Fundal (premiered on 3rd October 2014, by The Odense Symphony Orchestra) , and 'Death of Leaves', a song cycle for soprano and orchestra by the American composer Nicholas Anthony Ascioti. In March 2014, 'Lonely Life' was recited on the BBC by the actor Mark Benson as an introduction to a documentary on loneliness. Further poems such as Marriage and Spring are featured in... more »

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  • Melikhaya Zagagana Melikhaya Zagagana (10/21/2014 8:37:00 AM)

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

  • Onzia Dan Onzia Dan (10/6/2014 4:37:00 PM)

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

  • Onzia Dan Onzia Dan (10/1/2014 5:41:00 PM)

    you have left me speech less.

  • Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds (6/9/2014 4:25:00 PM)

    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.

  • Amir Mohammad Islami Chalandar (6/6/2014 6:59:00 AM)

    excellent poems. you are great in explaining your feels

  • Richard Beevor Richard Beevor (5/24/2014 10:13:00 AM)

    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: //www.poemhunter.com/richard-allen-beevor/

  • Love Poet Love Poet (5/10/2014 2:05:00 PM)

    that was awesome how you manage to describe everything with simple and yet beautiful word that explain and show an imagery of passion

  • Kevin Quero (3/9/2014 4:48:00 AM)

    Cool, you inspire me.

  • Daniel Y. Daniel Y. (2/5/2014 6:59:00 PM)

    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.

  • Cece Rodriguez (11/29/2013 4:42:00 AM)

    death smiles and so do you wow... power full its like getting involed with the bad when your innocent

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Best Poem of Mark R Slaughter

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,
I catch a glimpse of grubby hood -
A little clue to where he stood;
The glint of light that caught the scythe.
Perhaps if I could pay a tithe…
But O! no use, he'll never go.
The adamant phantom; don't you know
He will but wait until it's time
For me to hear His fateful chime? -
The toll that claims my destiny,
To Hail: 'You're next, it has to be…'



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