Mark R Slaughter

'Alone! ' I cried Poem by Mark R Slaughter

'Alone! ' I cried again.
'Alone I am with me!
Lonely in a world of mist
Alone, I reach to touch your wrist
And see if I am thee.’

To be alone beside a soul
Afloat, adrift; an empty ghoul
Alone in woe; the yearning flesh
To fill a thin, contorted mesh
Diffuse atop an icy floor, alone.

So much alone in fact, I lack
The tonal vibrancy of life:

I am a song without a tune
A greying sky in June

The blueness of a sullen moon
– waning in a starless night–

Coasting down a weedy pass
The only image in the glass

To meet a certain heavy fate
– to turn and shut the knurly gate–


Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009

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alone alone alone alone
alone alone alone alone
alone alone alone alone
alone alone alone alone

alone alone alone alone

Submitted: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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  • Gold Star - 7,566 Points Amitava Sur (9/7/2014 8:48:00 PM)

    A lovely description of an intense feeling of loneliness .. a heart touching poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,566 Points Amitava Sur (9/7/2014 8:47:00 PM)

    A lovely description of an intense feeling of loneliness .. a heart touching poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 534 Points Silvi Tripathy (9/13/2013 3:53:00 AM)

    A very realistic poem sir. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aijaz Asif (7/28/2013 3:56:00 PM)

    wow.... a superb write so much soul melting... it was like I was reading my own thoughts...thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Kim (7/22/2013 11:24:00 PM)

    I agree with your opinion. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samreen Malik (7/11/2013 2:01:00 AM)

    I am a song without a tune
    is a shriek of the soul. It just touched my heart. Really, nothing is more agonizing than being alone as Mother Teresa says:
    Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
    This is why the thing many people are most worried about is just being alone.
    Heart touching poem!

    Samreen M (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points William Kd (3/10/2013 4:28:00 PM)

    I enjoyed reading this poem of solitude and isolation. So sad to see so many people writing about this very subject. But if emotion is the goal to portray, then I'm sure many people can feel your message in this finely crafted poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points J L (11/1/2012 5:42:00 PM)

    sorry nicely written poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points J L (11/1/2012 5:41:00 PM)

    how do i find my poems i write in here. I wrote 2 cant see them in the forum sect. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Ariel Farrell (10/18/2012 8:31:00 PM)

    I love it very touching (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Makayla Johnson (9/24/2012 2:48:00 PM)

    I know how you feel.
    Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jordan Bales (8/18/2012 10:38:00 PM)

    i liked it the poem made me feel like life is about how you handle being alone its not about when you have the support of others (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Star Mood (8/8/2012 3:16:00 PM)

    I like it. everybody is alone... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Destiny Hutchinson (1/12/2012 7:32:00 AM)

    it marks how i feel and i can feel so much aloness ur poem gets it right (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Zoe Cancienne (1/11/2012 9:08:00 PM)

    Beautiful! ! ! ! ! Mark you have a great gift with words and poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 71 Points Vipins Puthooran (12/9/2011 11:22:00 AM)

    [Alone I waited for solitudeness]
    A very g'd poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brittany Brocher (7/13/2010 1:03:00 PM)

    I love it! It's really deep, and I like the words you used too. It's a really touching poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alishia Jefferson (12/15/2009 10:24:00 AM)

    i love your poem it is ver touching you should read some of mine and tell me what you think (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danielle May (12/4/2009 4:42:00 PM)

    Phenomenal Poem! i like the words :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 60 Points The Lost.. (10/22/2009 2:12:00 PM)

    a very nice touching poem :)
    read my poem a lonely star and a lonely star 2 they are the same idea :)
    thank you very much. (Report) Reply

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