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Author Name: Freehedwegg 6 Comments
Date Added: October 17, 2003 16:10:27 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Lady John, Lay Me Down: A Caribbean Dirge
Lady John, lay me down,

the stone is icy cold,

-in tares-wrapped, linen-round-

it numbs me to my soul.

And bring me glass of mirrored-thymes,

it ache me to my bones.

And fill my lungs with juded knots,

it burns in anguish blows.

Then take me to the Pastor's House

where Book of Dead warns dread.

Th'er carry me to the Steeple Bell

where Mount St. Mary's read.

And when I pass the Angel's Rest

where sweat pours from my bones,

lay me deep, in white cloth-sheets,

and pray, Let it be, no more.

O! Lady John, lay me down,

the stone is icy cold,

-in tares-wrapped, linen-round,

it numbs me to my soul.

And bring me glass of mirrored-thymes

it ache me to my bones,

and lay me deep, in white-cloth sheets,

and pray, Let it be, no more.

O! Pray let it be, no more.

Jamieson Steele

Author's Notes:
Sometimes our bodies need a rest.
Sometimes we need a new physical body.
Hard living, smoking and drinking, is an example.
I never drank or smoked but friends I knew did. 
Jamieson from Palm Beach
where you're only a breeze away
from any Caribean Island.
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Comment By: FreeDamon D. Brewer on December 19, 2010 11:14:04 PM Report

I love this piece.  It is very original and touched me deeply as I read through the lines.  I wish I was as good at expressing my feelings.





Comment By: FreeAmanda R. Kaetterhenry on August 3, 2010 04:48:00 PM Report
sometimes not living at all can do terrable things to your boby to my daddy was so depressed he boddled himself up and did nothing but read and played computer games cause in my oppinion they were more friendly then the world outside but in doing so he develuped a clot and had a heartattack. neither the clot not the heartattack were linked but if he had not had the clot he would still be here today. what i am trying to say is the poem and the authers notes are a wonderful combanation and a great way to teach others i think. i just love it and i hope many lives are saved by it.
Comment By: Freejoia on March 22, 2006 02:48:32 PM Report
Thank you for directing me here, Jamieson, I am much pleased. I have found a new poet to read...liked this very much, love the rhythm and reading aloud helps the rhyme, as some words feel the same, though not technically a rhyme. Good job I say, enjoyed, joia
Comment By: FreeMary F. Charest on June 9, 2005 10:38:17 PM Report
Very nicely written. It reminds me of one of the master poets. I put you on my contact list so I can read more later.
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on October 21, 2003 07:05:54 PM Report
This is awesome, the only thing that stopped me here and there were the few places the rhyme was lost. This has great lines in it, nicely placed thoughts. WELL DONE!!

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 17, 2003 04:45:57 PM Report


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