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Lay Down Your Head (poem)

Updated on November 20, 2013

Lay down your head beside its afterglow

And marvel at the things we left behind

For here and up ahead we are consigned

All else now forms a backdrop of our show


Lay down your head by world which we defined

Its truth is hidden deep within our flow

A beauty only we may come to know

A vision only our own fate assigned


The world may shout why didn’t you do more

And shine their golden medals in our face


The reasons for it all is hard to trace

Some words some other person might have said


So different is life which we have lead

Lay down your head our dream of all before


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      To dream, to reminisce, all is before us, at our feet for all to see...

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Lay Down Your Head beautiful poetry from I am glad you are still writing and sharing your work with such great efforts.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for this beautiful, moving poem!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Very moving, Dear Mh. When we think about all that we could have done and not have wasted so much of our lives ... but we are here in this present day, so there is always hope.

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Martin, I was deeply moved by this.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely poem, Martin. We could all do more than we have, but would we, if we had the chance to do it all over again?

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Martin, your words and this music video stirs a passion in my

      mind and heart, from a time and place from so very long ago.

      The melancholy closes around me.

      Would I do it all over again?

      Would I change the decisions which have brought me to this

      point in my life?

      Your words make me ponder............

      You are the poet master.


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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful poetry and video Martin, funny how we remember the past when we lay down our head's, hopefully the good memories. Loved your words, very meaningful...

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Martin, beautifully done as always!... There are always sadness when we reflect on the past, but we must each travel our own path to fulfill our destiny.

      Very moving poetry. I hope all is well with you, my very best as always.