Treasure Island

Mark R Slaughter


Photograph


My stare,
       like a statue's -
              not a blink,
                     wink
                            or twitch -

Deepened in the history.

I lifted generations to my chest,
But the frame jealously clamped itself
Around the black and white haze of years.


Time drifted;

Memory tears;

Wet warmth washed the venerable glass
That mothered the dulling gloss,
Kept it clean from dust of contemplations.

Duty interjected.
I bore a smile,
Telling nod -
Acknowledgment -

Then unknowingly placed the fading vision
Back down on the sideboard

Until another year
or so.



Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2010










< br>








































family family family family
family family family family
family family family family
family family family family
family family family family
family family family family
family family family family

Submitted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Edited: Thursday, April 05, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
1 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Photograph by Mark R Slaughter )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Sips through lips, Aftab Alam
  2. The Mature Woman 2, Tex T Sarnie
  3. Invitation for Re - Opening Ceremony!, sisirachandra vaduge
  4. Unbarreled Gun, Edwin Cordero
  5. Thread of thought, Roann Mendriq
  6. Baking Bread, Roann Mendriq
  7. Completion, White Lily
  8. Tears, Michael McParland
  9. Spin of a coin, Tribhawan Kaul
  10. Knowing Fragments, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Tears, Michael McParland
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Television, Roald Dahl
  10. A Ballad of Gentleness, Geoffrey Chaucer

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]