Mark R Slaughter


It's Death Again - Poem by Mark R Slaughter

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…'



Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009










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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Yes, we all die - 'tis when that haunts!

Comments about It's Death Again by Mark R Slaughter

  • Veteran Poet - 1,738 Points Dinesh Nair (10/23/2014 8:28:00 AM)

    Ok... to come in the top slot we should design the page? ..'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''aha, mine is the best comment. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 17,735 Points Ramesh Rai (10/21/2014 10:01:00 AM)

    Death is certain so no matter to grab. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,735 Points Ramesh Rai (10/21/2014 10:00:00 AM)

    Death is certain so no matter to grab. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,458 Points Mohammad Skati (8/16/2014 11:38:00 AM)

    It's a pretty poem about death. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Phillip Hoffeld (3/13/2014 7:56:00 PM)

    Outstanding poem! Great rhythm! Excellent expression. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,228 Points George Samuel (2/15/2014 6:43:00 AM)

    Or reach to pull the window blind (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Troy Ulysses Davis (11/27/2012 7:21:00 PM)

    Ah, the inevitable. An honest take on our desires to avoid it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,998 Points * Sunprincess * (9/27/2012 12:03:00 PM)

    wow..yes even with your loved ones, you can sense when death has arrived, to help them on their journey home..although I do wish we would give him a different name..death seems so dead..but I feel it is only
    the beginning of something much greater.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sodoko Zavaki (9/15/2012 7:23:00 AM)

    That would be creepy and it creeped me out. STALKER ELERT! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Malik Ata (7/11/2012 6:35:00 PM)

    This poem kind of creeped me out thinking about death so much. I dont know why i even clicked on it, but im sure i did. The poem gives a brief descrition of the feeling of death. Talking about how your next, and how death is awating. Very talented rymes that flow throug the poem. Very well done. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hope Hoesel (6/5/2012 4:18:00 PM)

    i think you are a very great poet. It gives off a lot of emotion and i can actually tell what you are writing about. It inspires me. Just great work and keep it up. I'd give u a 10! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Briana Mackenzei (5/1/2012 8:07:00 PM)

    you scared me to death and i hope that's not true (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 56 Points Marissa Ford (2/1/2012 1:17:00 PM)

    Through the whole thing I got chills (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 613 Points Sara Fielder (1/22/2012 10:37:00 AM)

    There are chills running down my spine! You capture the fear of death so eloquently. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 36 Points Udiah Witness to YAH (1/7/2012 6:46:00 AM)

    Nice Poem, short, concise, and to the point; even though it goes against all facts and plays on everyone's fear, it thus fulfills its purpose very well. It has a good familiar rhythm and it rhymes, making it easy to remember, so I am forced to give it a 9.0, and to me - a tough critic (i.e. Blake's A Poison Tree, which I consider one of the best ever, and was reluctant to give it a 10) , but an average writer at best - That's a very good poem! ! ! ! I didn't vote, I'll let your readers determine that grade. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Amy Bruce (12/11/2011 9:42:00 PM)

    i feel the same way about death. he is there waiting because everybody dies on day. i felt very attacted to this poem. thanks for sharing it.
    P.S i feel; like killing people but you dont because humans are not death. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jay Allen (1/26/2011 12:40:00 PM)

    This is most favorite poem, great job! id give it a 20 out of 10 - off the charts (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ryan Ling (7/16/2010 8:43:00 PM)

    Short but you still get the full storm of emotion. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Broken Wings (7/8/2010 12:00:00 PM)

    I loved this poem great job! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karen Hernandez (1/29/2010 6:08:00 PM)

    i like this poem the way
    its made and rhymes
    the way i can relate to this
    each and everytime

    good job on it i love it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 11, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 5, 2014