Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

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

  • CHINONSO IGWE (7/5/2017 4:15:00 AM)

    nice one, i think the contradiction used in this poem makes it a little more of a dirge (Report) Reply

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  • Suresh Raavi (6/23/2017 7:58:00 PM)

    Good narration. nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Alwi Shatry (6/18/2017 11:23:00 PM)

    No escaping the fact that Death has the last say on how we depart, except when we take our lives. Even in the latter case, if you believe in Destiny, Death still has the last word. Thought-provoking write, though. (Report) Reply

  • (4/30/2017 6:07:00 AM)

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    a very imaginative poem. The more I read it, the more I love it. be blessed in your writing. Already Reported Reply

  • Oratile Diratsagae (4/14/2017 11:58:00 PM)

    this is so good. peace (Report) Reply

  • Joshua Adeyemi (4/3/2017 12:14:00 PM)

    A great piece.
    Kudos to you!
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  • John S (3/23/2017 1:22:00 PM)

    Amazing! A great modern poem! Half Wordsworth/ half James Dean! A little Bukowski perhaps.

    ...Let me die in Red Ferrari recklessly driving
    Or from the perilous plunge whist sky diving...
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  • Brian Mawadri (2/23/2017 6:11:00 PM)

    beautiful piece............................ (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Mishra (2/19/2017 11:15:00 PM)

    A good one. reminds me of the structure of the seven ages. (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2017 6:20:00 AM)

    A death is like a river of tears the sorrow will go on forever one day that river will dry up sorrow will empty out forever. Out with the sorrow and in with the new . a brand new life begins with you. (Report) Reply

  • Bisy Untan (12/1/2016 8:19:00 PM)

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

  • (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

  • (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

  • Seamus O' Brian (12/1/2016 9:04:00 AM)

    I sense here in between these staccato words of bravado a feeling of loss for what the years have already dissipated from the author's life, a bold and almost belligerent defiance to refuse to let anything more slip through his hands.

    It is at once invigorating in its defiance, and poignant in its hinting at underlying fragility.

    Having said that, I hope one day they find my carcass bullet-ridden and dragged through the streets of some clay-walled desert town, having led a convoy of refugees to freedom through a storm of gunfire and rockets.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/1/2016 4:26:00 AM)

    Life and death
    Tiptoe! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Shareq Rahman (11/19/2016 12:20:00 AM)

    Dirty old man.
    When he is 104 he wants to leave his mistress and sleep with her daughter. Viagra will give arythmia at that age. Is there any other secret? (Report) Reply

  • Neptune Barman (10/11/2016 11:01:00 AM)

    Love the poem, its heart touching and practical based poem of our life.It takes us to the feeling of an old person who is on the way to end of the journey of life. (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (2/6/2016 6:57:00 PM)

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

  • (11/27/2015 10:19:00 AM)

    I have never taken to McGough but formaome reason this touches me. As I am 72 not too surprising! 84227 (Report) Reply

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