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Death Lay Poems

These Death Lay poems are examples of Lay poems about Death. These are the best examples of Lay Death poems written by international poets.


The village sacrifice
An English village lay at peace
Until that catastrophic day
When flea-infested rolls of fleece
Brought pestilence and death their way.

They heard the village rector say
'No remedy can...

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Categories: courage, death,



Premium Member a wilted rose-Lei
is love to be a wilted rose
to fade beneath the winter snows

to pierce itself with its own thorn
its beauty hide in death to mourn

i watch...

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Categories: analogy, flower, love, rose,

Premium Member She dainty stepped - LEI
I saw her first on windswept plain
Her gold hair shone like sunlit grain
Her skin as fair as cloud above 
A form that spoke to me...

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Categories: hope, love, romance,

Premium Member Lay Down Be Still
Lay Down Be Still

I am not responsible, 
for what happened to you. 
You are accountable;
to what happened to me. 
That was and is still a...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lay, abuse, anti bullying, heartbreak,

love me like you mean it
Love demanded I give my all
Of which meant: “dance to my tune’s call;
voice never, your disagreement;
ensure I have my enjoyment…”

Maybe, if love had been less...

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Categories: abuse,



Premium Member The poet lay on a barrow dead
This is the poem that made my untried 
fourteen-year-old mind gag and cry
as we poured over every rotten word.

Trapped by magnolia classroom walls
and unwanted thoughts,...

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Categories: lay, anxiety, death, poems, poetry,

Premium Member Love Connection
This week Jews read of Aaron's death
High Priest made peace 'tween angry folks
Replaced their groundless hate with love
This week Jews also mourn the Temple
Destroyed because...

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Categories: conflict, love, peace,

Premium Member A Thrust of his Sword
Phineas' revenge for the Lord
thrusting his miniature sword
in Zimri, Israelite prince...
Modern sensibilities wince
but for Jews, it just wasn't right
to romance the Midianites...

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Categories: death, faith, jewish,

She Lay There
SHE LAY THERE

Grievances were given
Everyone proceeded by
She lay there
The people talked
The people cried
She lay there
Memories of long and close
One in particular just stared
She lay there
She...

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Categories: lay, allegory, community, confusion, fate,

Premium Member What Is Lay A Way
Lay away.
I had never heard the term
Until I saw a friend use it. We were in seventh grade.
We had both fallen in love with a...

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Categories: lay, nostalgia,

Love Songs
In the deep of night while I'm asleep
You poke me in the side.
And in lucid dreams, it is a dream a dream
Where I wake up,
Rubbing...

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Categories: art, poetry,

Premium Member He Lay
One plus one is plus one is three and one;
routed and placed inside the Son
His name is Immanuel
He is the man from Jerusalem
at the 3rd...

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Categories: lay, adventure, death, dedication, destiny,

As I Lay Dying
Graduation.
Such a great day.
So wonderful to be alive.

Dad hands me a special delivery letter.
Opening it, I read, "Greetings from the President..."

Now I'm half a world...

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© Rich Reitz  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lay, death, violence, war,

Lay Me Down
Purge these wanton eyes   
Lost gazing at her beauty   
Held visions burnt in stone   
Killing me ever so slowly...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lay, dark, death, goodbye,

Premium Member Gently Lay Me Down
Now gently, oh so gently, lay me down
caress me into blessed tranquil bliss
with tenderness undress me from this gown
then bend to touch my lips with...

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Categories: lay, angel, angst, death,

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Now I lay me down to sleep,
and if I die while counting sheep,
like Lazarus I won't make a peep,
and wait for Jesus to resurrect me,

He'll...

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Categories: lay, bible, death, sleep,

Bones Lay
Bones Lay

{Quintain}
Feb 11,  2017• By daniel miltz •

Back age of brute creation 'n herbage beholders
Hominoids have stayed for bodiless years 
Jumbled brains on battered...

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Categories: lay, death,

Lay Me Down
Lay this poet down
When the time arrives
In a field of fresh cut words
On a bed of softened rhyme

Fell free to cover me
From my head down...

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Categories: lay, death, poets,

A City Lay In Ruins
These faceless-ageless friends didn’t find her hiding. 

Instead there was a special gift:
The ability to hide in the creases of time, helping her stay hidden....

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Categories: lay, allusion, city, destiny, natural

Premium Member Jean-Louis Barrault As I lay dying
Heavy storm was sweeping dark Paris streets
Lit with dim lights that dreary November night 
With ghostly shadows lurking in the corners
Cold wind dancing with dirty...

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Categories: lay, allusion, art, death, french,