Mark R Slaughter


Upon The Arid Lakes - Poem by Mark R Slaughter

Someplace
A field of flowers
Rousing under remnants of the dawn:
Out there! from death, I rose
Above the silent many –
A distant will-o'-the-wisp
Reflecting under airs of minor ninths –
How rich the ambience they threw!

What theme of prosody
Had rendered me? –
Tho’ silent were its words:
A broken soul in pulsing pain –
Thou mustn’t guess what goes behind
The sick and ghostly screen of war!

In sallow-grey and other ashen hues,
Disrobed of warming flesh
That reassures the bones,
A twisted pose
Portrayed my physicality –
Not unlike the carcass of a prey;

But as a cloud of thought, I mused,
Exacerbating woes
Collected in a life dispatched
In freely flowing blood,
Conferring crimson shades
Upon the arid lakes aflood
With glorious tides of nascent buds
Begetting innocence.

And as we glowed in ruddy shades,
I asked: ‘What future lies ahead?
What terror trades? ’


Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2011










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Comments about Upon The Arid Lakes by Mark R Slaughter

  • Rookie Joseph Sanchez (4/28/2014 11:10:00 AM)

    But as a cloud of thought, I mused,
    Exacerbating woes
    Collected in a life dispatched
    In freely flowing blood,
    Conferring crimson shades
    Upon the arid lakes aflood
    With glorious tides of nascent buds
    Begetting innocence. (Report) Reply

    3 person liked.
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  • Rookie Finra Fung (5/6/2012 6:34:00 PM)

    would you be able to break it down to simpler English please? I really want to know the meaning of it! ! :) Thanks in advance~! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Devin Staszkiewicz (6/28/2011 3:29:00 AM)

    a very dark reality well said two thumbs (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, July 8, 2011


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