Mark R Slaughter


On the Innate Drive For What is Right


As life bled, martyrdom flared its buds.
Repression, red from irritation,
Rendered chinks and cracks; but thuds of
Armament - in cowardice - accomplice of the
Dictatorial blight thro' countless years -
Wreaked its retribution:
Yet hope began to bloom a coloured carapace
Enshrining their allegiance ‘gainst the
Terror in their tears.

And on! Splits yawned - breaches in the junta:
Flesh fought fanatical minds -
Bullets welcomed into open hands
And blessed with yearnings for morality:
Chiselled man-toys of death and mutilation
Couldn't repel the might of freedom
Surging at the bright horizon.

Crepuscular rays of purpose, body,
Flooded pandemonium with
Overwhelming clarity, direction -
Burdened clouds drifting wayward as the
Light channelled out a vision,
Intensifying focus on tomorrow -
Deepen their stride
As they home in to
What is theirs,
Rightfully theirs!


Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2011











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Submitted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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  • Rookie Noemi Torres (2/7/2014 2:26:00 PM)

    surprised your so young but not surprised you can see the truth in every corner of frustration of being told what to do and sitting still doing nothing just observing (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,112 Points Diane Hine (4/16/2012 11:10:00 PM)

    Very impressive poem of great import. (Report) Reply

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