Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LAZARUS, by EDWARD RALPH CHEYNEY



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LAZARUS, by            
First Line: He may stumble stiffly -- being obviously dead --
Last Line: To pierce whatever coffins he may wear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Ralph
Subject(s): Coffins; Death; Lazarus; Worms; Dead, The


He may stumble stiffly -- being obviously dead --
This Lazarus whom I meet every day,
Or strut with braggadocio
As though to cheat the worms.
They know, and shrewdly find a certain way
To pierce whatever coffins he may wear.





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