Mark R Slaughter


Death’s Too Near


Death, you’re standing rather near!
Don’t you understand the fear
You trigger deep within my soul–?
The terror sprung by such a ghoul
Of dark and hideous hue!

Now you’re rattling on my door!
I’m sure I threw you out before –
Methinks you really need to learn!
So leg it please and ne’er return
To haunt me ‘gain, now shoo!

Gain a sense of social pride, and
Keep your bearing far and wide –
Perform the deed when I am done –
Be free and loose to have your fun
When I’m too frail to turn and run,
But now I’ve living to do!


Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2010










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Death, death, nearing death, death, death nearing death
Death, death, nearing death, death, death nearing death
Death, death, nearing death, death, death nearing death
Death, death, nearing death, death
Death, death, nearing death
Death, death, death
Death, death
Death
Death, death
Death

Submitted: Thursday, February 18, 2010
Edited: Sunday, May 08, 2011

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  • Nishca Koeries (6/13/2013 6:32:00 PM)

    Read a few of your poems, love them. Love the darkness
    In them...a few of my poems on death are dark and some
    Are like this one..viewing death in a not so drabby way. (Report) Reply

  • Gogo Amin (5/9/2013 10:10:00 PM)

    sometimes you look at some actors as if they are acting but believe me one of them got a deal with the real devil to act the devil himself so he enter him for ever and he never knew till the end came, when he owned him completely.... be wise where famous took you my friend! ! (Report) Reply

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