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Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

If I Could Write Words


If I could write words
Like leaves on an autumn forest floor,
What a bonfire my letters would make.

If I could speak words of water,
You would drown when I said
'I love you.'

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Edited: Thursday, October 27, 2011

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  • Rookie David Coe (2/13/2012 4:40:00 AM)

    And to confirm his sense of humour he asked for these words to be carved on his headstone
    I TOLD YOU I WAS ILL (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Richard Wheeler (1/25/2012 6:48:00 AM)

    So do I! Spike Milligan was, unfortunately, a largely unrecognised genius, a unique observer of life, a wordsmith extraordinaire and an exceptional humorist. RIP mate! (Report) Reply

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