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Lay Poems

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Poem Topics Related to Lay

dramatic, idyll (idyl), lyric, narrative,

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Premium Member Disarray
Late, summer eventide
I lay on the rug, head by the window
Feet tended in the direction away from your house
Deliberately ... designedly

Full moon drizzling its cornflower bloom thru venetians
Dividing into soft, dripping strips of liquid sapphire
That slather my skin with somber...Read More
Categories: lay, break up, lost love, moon, nostalgia, ocean,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member degree of ignorance
to the people
of GSK
as i see it
must come
at a high cost

you seem to think
that degree
places you
above the law

you have the blood
of last year's children
already on your hands
i guess discovery
is worth the price
of lost life

so you think
somehow its okay
to seek out
more...Read More
Categories: lay, abuse, drug,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member NO WAY

I'm not going to lay down and die
My cancer will not define me
It won’t limit me in any way
This challenge I will surpass 
And rise victorious
Everyday l will accomplish
A superhuman feat
I’ll boldly go
Where no one else has gone
I'll make a...Read More
Categories: lay, courage, inspirational, passion, perspective, success, tribute, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Rural Blue Butterfly
I was having a heavenly day far from city noise,
when a north wind swept me up, swirling and twirling;
and tumbling, I found myself under a tree branch,
beneath cool emerald leaves in a country wildflower field.

Nearby, a raging stream flowed on...Read More
Categories: lay, imagery,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
home sweet home
Do you often sit in your yard?
Thinking this is my little
square of land in the universe.
This is my home,
Whether its rented or mortgage 
Or you have a loan, 
Its where you lay your
Hat, you call home,
You dress it to your...Read More
Categories: lay, home,
Form: Rhyme

Sticky Subject
Children were playing inside
With a big tube of glue
It was very bleak outside
And they had nothing else to do
Glue is very sticky
And is handy to stick
Things into a scrapbook
That you used to have to lick

They took the cap off the...Read More
Categories: lay, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Day Our Environment Left Earth CONTEST
Dark sky's have collapsed the earth
Winter ash surrounds us cold as a winter night
Rockets zooming across the sky
No where to hide

Man created a device with the push of a button
Life will no longer exist
Trees crying, waters riddled with dead fish
The...Read More
Categories: lay, earth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Disarray
Ann left her half-done villanelle
and rushed to answer her front door. 
Her husband’s mama, Kay, barged in
and growled out snarky barbs galore!

“I’ve never seen such disarray.
Ann, when--for cleansers--have you shopped?
Have you washed clothes this century?
When were these nasty floors last...Read More
Categories: lay, home, women,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Santa - Stop Yer Boozin'
For months Santa tossed back barrels of brews

   He was so fat he got stuck in the flues

      Ms Santa warned he might croak

         Choking...Read More
Categories: lay, christmas, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Youth, Time, Night Sky And Heaven's Blessed Voice, Second Poets Tribute Series, Vladimir Nabokov
Youth, Time, Night Sky And Heaven's Blessed Voice

As I lay me down in lush verdant grass
Gazing into night sky as Heavens pass
Twinkling stars, to an old grievous soul speak
"Be of stout heart, not a mortal so weak"!

Heavens voice advice, if...Read More
Categories: lay, appreciation, art, creation, inspiration, poetry, poets, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Eaten By The World
I tried to eat the world
but it caused me stomach pains
The bones of the lost 
are all that remains
It was flavored with deceit
with a coating of sweet honey
The rotisserie went round and round
it was powered by big money

I drank from...Read More
Categories: lay, angst, anxiety, creation, scary, truth,
Form: Quatrain
Ordinary Love, a Villanelle
Ordinary Love
by Michael R. Burch 
Indescribable—our love—and still we say
with eyes averted, turning out the light,
"I love you," in the ordinary way
and tug the coverlet where once we lay,
all suntanned limbs entangled, shivering, white ...
indescribably in love. Or...Read More
Categories: lay, relationship,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Her Hands
Her hands were small, wrinkled
Covered in brown age spots
Encouraging me to keep trying
Even when I was losing

Her hand’s nails needed trimming
She was nearly ninety 
And I had to trim them
So fearful of cutting her

Her hands were worn, tattered
By the many...Read More
Categories: lay, child, death, eulogy, grandmother, inspiration, jesus, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Chicken with a Thousand Legs
Chicken with a thousand legs so bright
Why do you do what you do to me?
Your clog dancing kept me up all night!
From now on this is what had better be….
Lay off booze, chicken. You are way too tight!
Unless you want...Read More
Categories: lay, dream,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member November Fairy Dreams
A gust of wind with a chill on its tail
 rushes through the trees in gray and pale,
high up in the naked branch
 tiny spectral lights begin to twinkle and dance;
a shiver and a blink ties us to hazy unseen...Read More
Categories: lay, insect, november,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Love Of Carnations
I love carnations,
Spice-scented blossoms,
Crinkling crinolines,
Miniature maids,
Daintily dancing.

White carnations,
White tinged with pink,
With some pure pink,
Some tipped with red.


Lay some
On my

Grave....Read More
Categories: lay, appreciation, dance, flower, red,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Premium Member An old friend calls
         ~ An Old Friend Calls ~

An old friend calls from out of the blue
   You haven't talked for a decade or two
Where do you start?  What do you...Read More
Categories: lay, fear, friend, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cuckoos Reputation
Cuckoo has an undeserved reputation
Actually there should be a celebration
They understand it is best
To lay their eggs in another’s nest
Foster bird raises their young to fruition

...Read More
Categories: lay, bird,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Total Disarray

I thought dear lord it's bedlam
Yet I never heard the boom,
For surely a bomb went off
Inside my daughter's room.

Pizza crusts, hard as bricks,
There were soda cans galore,
Crisp packets and sweetie wrappers 
Lay strewn across the floor.

Every drawer was open
The contents...Read More
Categories: lay, humorous, teenage,
Form: Rhyme
In the absence of complication
In the absence of complication,
trials and tribulations become distant memories.
Above sapphire skies delight sanguine eyes -
inspiring forthcoming musings of the mind

Why, had the circumstances been not so 
You would have listened to my frail voice
As it strives to step on...Read More
Categories: lay, crush, desire, for him, i love you,
Form: Free verse
Selectively Secret

Secrets for all their guise
tremble in dark
in shadows protection
yet still feel the penumbras chill
concealed away in their selective box
never to pry open
and tell the truth

As by some adolescent fear
there quaking in its boots
should rebuke then utter 
death deal its condemnation
and...Read More
Categories: lay, love, trust,
Form: Free verse
~~~~Concludes the poem "Dark Angel"


Speak to me in many waters
Wash away the dirt and grime
Lay my body upon the alter
Transform me to another time
May I be in line _ the first
To press you palm upon my breast
Quench this dry unending...Read More
Categories: lay, death, funeral, grandmother, remembrance day,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member BLUE MOON

In the dead
of night
i lay awake
with thoughts
of you
of us

Outside my window
A sullen moon
stands still
i lay awake
and wonder

I dare not
stir my fears
holding my breath
all but a shiver
in the silence
of the dark

In the dead
of night
i hold on
to thoughts
of you
of us

posted on November...Read More
Categories: lay, fear, introspection, moon, night, silence, together,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Young Maiden part 2
Young Maiden – part 2

Woke one dreary Sunday morning,
Looked out to see it was storming.
Hid my head under the cover,
Quietly thinking, I love her.
The music that lasted ‘til two,
And the wine reminds me of you.
Dreamin ‘til I hear a knockin,
Someone...Read More
Categories: lay, happiness,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Mistress of Morgan
The thought of the second woman begins fore-play
Oath of matrimony becoming sandy clay.
So sexy is this goddess that her soft words give a massage
on her shadow, men lay down their badge.
Romance seems tastiest when sick
his wife, now relegated as the...Read More
Categories: lay, lust, romance, romantic, sensual, sexy, sick, silly,
Form: Couplet