Mark R Slaughter


A Dying Brain


Do you recall how I was once your fire –?
And we, a regal cloud of unity
Meandering through the closing blues of night,
Commanding stars to glitter;
Dawn to blush?

Your answer comes in ever-blanking stares:
A wall that blocks the know,
Damping down the glow that used to emanate
From clear and lucid eyes.
They've lost the will to recognise.

But hear! We are fifty years together –
And once we writhed in pleasure –
Drowning in emotion,
That which was our prime.

You don't recall.
You only lie as vegetation
Scattered on the ground:
A living mound of flesh,
Devoid of any neural mesh
To let you say 'I'm sound.'

Don't worry Dear,
For I'm aware with memory!
I'll tell you how we were.
We have our right of history!

If you could just concur.







Copyright Mark R Slaughter 2009










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Please remember, remember me, remember, remember me, remember
Please remember, remember me, remember, remember me, remember
Please remember, remember me, remember, remember me, remember
Please remember, remember me, remember, remember me, remember
Please remember, remember me, remember, remember me, remember
Please remember, remember me, remember, remember me, remember
Please remember, remember me, remember, remember me
Please remember, remember me, remember, remember
Please remember, remember me, remember
Please remember, remember me
Please remember, remember
Please remember
Please

Submitted: Thursday, October 08, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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  • Gold Star - 12,198 Points Ramesh Rai (3/3/2014 7:10:00 PM)

    Yes! I do concur. beautiful compose. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,453 Points Roseann Shawiak (1/11/2014 3:32:00 AM)

    Very intense, raw emotion, and deep sadness for what you once had with your the love of your life for fifty years.
    It's very difficult to deal with this type of illness, I can understand it to a point as the love of my life has been
    diagnosed with early onset dementia. Written several poems pertaining to it - wondering if he'll remember me towards
    the end. My heart goes out to you. Take care and thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points William Kd (3/10/2013 4:35:00 PM)

    Love lost to Alzheimer's? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,386 Points Lyn Paul (12/25/2012 7:31:00 PM)

    This is a really touching poem. This wonderful person still caring and giving so much to one, now in another world.
    Excellent and where is your score box? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jansen Felton (3/1/2010 3:05:00 PM)

    I think this is a deep poem with good and lucid imagery (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 89 Points Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (1/2/2010 1:04:00 PM)

    Wonderful…and brought alive ‘frigid emotion’ by ejaculation of memory..,
    10
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 351 Points Patti Masterman (10/8/2009 3:50:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this poem, and the last lines especially. (Report) Reply

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