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Let Me Die A Youngman's Death - Poem by Roger McGough

Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
the sheets holywater death
not a famous-last-words
peaceful out of breath death

When I'm 73
and in constant good tumour
may I be mown down at dawn
by a bright red sports car
on my way home
from an allnight party

Or when I'm 91
with silver hair
and sitting in a barber's chair
may rival gangsters
with hamfisted tommyguns burst in
and give me a short back and insides

Or when I'm 104
and banned from the Cavern
may my mistress
catching me in bed with her daughter
and fearing for her son
cut me up into little pieces
and throw away every piece but one

Let me die a youngman's death
not a free from sin tiptoe in
candle wax and waning death
not a curtains drawn by angels borne
'what a nice way to go' death


Comments about Let Me Die A Youngman's Death by Roger McGough

  • Veteran Poet - 1,945 Points Bisy Untan (12/1/2016 8:19:00 PM)

    Young man ' death is the dream of old man.Wonderful.Beautiful piece! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,357 Points Kevin Patrick (12/1/2016 6:29:00 PM)

    Brilliant! No gentle into the night stuff hear, just a hurdy-gurdy blaze of glory, send in the boys from the firing squad, make my death louder then a bomb. I can think of a death but its not pg rated to list here. Love Mr McGough humor and pathos, we are all going to go out why not go out in style! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 62,133 Points Tom Billsborough (12/1/2016 1:01:00 PM)

    Hard to concentrate on poem with that darned recitation. It's okay but I fear Mr McGough will slip from our memory. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Death

  1. 1. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death , Roger McGough
  2. 2. And Death Shall Have No Dominion , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  4. 4. Because I Could Not Stop For Death , Emily Dickinson
  5. 5. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  6. 6. Nothing But Death , Pablo Neruda
  7. 7. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
  8. 8. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  9. 9. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  10. 10. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  11. 11. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  12. 12. Angel Of Death (Death Death Death Dea.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  13. 13. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  14. 14. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  15. 15. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  16. 16. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  17. 17. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  18. 18. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  19. 19. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  20. 20. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  21. 21. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  22. 22. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  23. 23. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  24. 24. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  25. 25. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  26. 26. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  27. 27. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  28. 28. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  29. 29. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  30. 30. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  31. 31. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  32. 32. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  33. 33. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  34. 34. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  35. 35. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  36. 36. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  37. 37. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  38. 38. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  39. 39. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  40. 40. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  41. 41. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  42. 42. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  43. 43. Death , William Butler Yeats
  44. 44. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  45. 45. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  46. 46. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  47. 47. The Death Of The Flowers , William Cullen Bryant
  48. 48. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  49. 49. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late.. , Jonathan Swift
  50. 50. On The Death Of A Youn Gentleman , Phillis Wheatley
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