Sing Me To Sleep

Lay me down in the meadow,

Give me the shade of an oak,

Let the grasses whisper the winds,

As if soft words had been spoke,

Let those soft words hold memories,

Memories for us to keep,

Lay me down in the meadow,

Where the breezes will sing me to sleep.


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Jon Stainsby

Tue 1st Oct 2019 07:55

So beautiful.

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 28th Aug 2019 15:25

Thank you so much Jennifer and Amanda.

J. x

jennifer Malden

Wed 28th Aug 2019 15:16

Small and perfect.


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Amanda Ann; ❤

Tue 27th Aug 2019 16:51

This really moved me. its so peaceful. well done. love it.

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 19th Aug 2019 18:56

Hi all that liked and commented, Dorothy, Julia, Tom, Keith, Devon, Don, M.C, and of course Heart. Thank you all for your kind comments and thanks to Noya, Lisa and Adam for the likes.

Sorry it's taken a while to thank you, it's just been a difficult time. Really glad you liked it. It was read over my Dads grave by my brother in law, (He was a star, and I was truly grateful).

Will try and resume normal service soon.

J. x

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Heart of Lead

Tue 13th Aug 2019 09:28

I love this as a lullaby. Calming and gentle. A stronger connection to time and I think that is important. Thank you for sharing.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 11th Aug 2019 14:23

This reminds me of Stevenson's -
"Home is the sailor from the sea,
The hunter from the hill" - for its very effective transmission of timeless.emotion about the human condition.
Thank you.

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Don Matthews

Sun 11th Aug 2019 08:25

They watched the oak tree grow and grow
They watched, and also grew
Until they could no longer watch
They died, but oak still grew

Their children watched this oak tree grow
They also watched and grew
My story will go on and on
(Through generations too)

The mighty oak stood proud and tall
A stranger passing by
Did wonder who this oak tree plant?
A whisper came, 'twas I

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Jason Bayliss

Sat 10th Aug 2019 23:36

That it will Don, that it will.?

J. x

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Don Matthews

Sat 10th Aug 2019 22:41

So beautiful Jason. I have never heard of this kind of cemetery. The oak will outlive all of you....

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Jason Bayliss

Sat 10th Aug 2019 22:12

Thank you all so much. My Dad's having a natural burial, they plant a tree over you, we chose an oak, the place is beautiful. So I'm pleased you liked it, this one has some deep personal resonance for me.

J. x

Devon Brock

Sat 10th Aug 2019 22:06

Luxuriant in it's simplicity, Jason. You deserve a gentle repose.


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keith jeffries

Sat 10th Aug 2019 21:58

Almost therapeutic in its somnolent quality
Good poem

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Sat 10th Aug 2019 20:51

Really like this Jason, nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

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