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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 - 1,625 Points Jayne Doe (7/5/2016 6:50:00 AM)

    Great poem about wanting to hold onto the "living" side of life until one has to die. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 572 Points Teenage Mawuto (2/6/2016 6:57:00 PM)

    I have decided to dig his grave and eat his brains (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 121,166 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/13/2015 10:31:00 AM)

    Dark side of life explored nicely... (Report) Reply

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Poems About Death

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