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  MARK R SLAUGHTER (1957)
 
 
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  289.     

Greyness

Sir is teaching to the ears, the eyes,
And what’s within the brain,
Struggling, pulling all together –
Transduction reconstituted.

Jibber-jabber clutters, judders thought
Inside the daydreams of lotus-eaters –
Hangovers heavy on the head
Of night-lagged teens
Stuck inside the outside of school,

Where the first-time experience
Whets the young skin,
Tweaks the consciousness,
Enlightens, challenges,
Pleases, tantalises,
Tempts, plays, dares,
Calls for more –
No care of risk
Flaring for the flesh –
Experimental worlds
Warming up to adulthood.

But here they sit atop the greyness –
Plastic platforms –
Stagnant sound waves pounding
The young mind under lesson,
Stultified.

They tolerate, wait their time.

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2012
 
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  290.     

Hair

At the barber’s chair
the spent hair fell
I balked at yet
another depth of grey

age will pay
for Death is winking
and as it caught my wrinkles
with coarse and wiry haulms

it jeered and sneered in fun
another run
towards a keen but
patient stone

denoting where
so soon
I’d lie alone.

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2011
 
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  291.     

HATRED

Heavy hangs this drunken curse
Assuring Man’s demise.
Take him down by doleful hearse
Reflect now as he lies,
Educate before ‘tis worse,
Decree that love must rise.


Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009
 
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  292.     

Home

Home in on ‘home’
For just a second:
Home in on ‘home, ’
Such blessed noun.
Home in on ‘home, ’
And sense the warming:
Home is the calm
That lays you down.

Home is a song
So sentimental:
Home is a word
That complements
The burrow deep;
A feathered nest;
Somewhere to sleep;
Maternal breast.

Home is when
It draws the heart;
Stomach sad,
When you’re away:
Tear so moist
When you depart
In sorrow deep
On mournful day.

Yet home is joy -
Your castle grand:
Where king you be
In rule of land!
Where children play
Around your feet;
Give pride and joy;
Of sense replete.

Ah Home, you call -
I’ll be there soon
To celebrate
With merry tune…

Home in on ‘Home’
And pray, be pensive:
Home in on ‘Home, ’
Give open mind.
Home is more than
Red-bricked house,
‘Tis loving family,
Dear and kind.


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