Mark R Slaughter


Lonely Life


Lonely on the land I walk,
Lonely cross the sea I sail,
Lonely air of beach I stroll –
This lonely life doth take its toll.

Lonely trek of woodland trail,
Lonely mist in haze o’ dawn,
Lonely spies the bird of prey
In lonely circles all astray.

Lonely be the dark of night
When sleep is but a yearning wish,
To dream of sweet companions close,
As wine would pair with diner's dish.

Lonely do these thoughts me make
That draw my blood of precious life;
Replace with stream of flowing pain
To bless my veins with coursing strife.

Lonely years are now my friends,
Lonely cries bereft of sound,
Lonely tears that cool my face
In lonely life of sullen pace.


Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009
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lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely life
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Submitted: Friday, March 13, 2009
Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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  • Harindhar Reddy (11/10/2011 12:57:00 AM)

    Yes thoughts ran brilliantly in the poem. After many moons I felt the natural and I felt gland that I read this poem.
    ah, cripes! Mark Slaughter, That is why you find place in the top CLASSICAL poets. I see your poems everywhere just sprinkled stars stretched over the sky..... HEY POET THUMBS UP!
    A red carpet welcome to U and my fellow poets to have glance at my poem :) :)
    Jiggle-Gaggle! Wiggle-Waggle! A Single Bat Crocks up in Jungle! (Report) Reply

  • Shekhar Joshi (3/13/2009 4:39:00 AM)

    I know exactly what it is to be alone seculded.
    how much you yearn for your loved ones
    for me you have wonderfully penned down the same feeling
    great work (Report) Reply

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