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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

  • Bronze Star - 2,006 Points Kuda Bondamakara (4/30/2017 6:07:00 AM)

    a very imaginative poem. The more I read it, the more I love it. be blessed in your writing. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,355 Points Oratile Diratsagae (4/14/2017 11:58:00 PM)

    this is so good. peace (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,459 Points Joshua Adeyemi (4/3/2017 12:14:00 PM)

    A great piece.
    Kudos to you! (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. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  5. 5. Because I Could Not Stop For Death , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
  7. 7. Nothing But Death , Pablo Neruda
  8. 8. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  9. 9. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  10. 10. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  11. 11. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  12. 12. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  13. 13. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  14. 14. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  15. 15. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  16. 16. Angel Of Death (Death Death Death Dea.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  17. 17. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  18. 18. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  19. 19. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  20. 20. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  21. 21. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  22. 22. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  23. 23. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  24. 24. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  25. 25. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  26. 26. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  27. 27. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  28. 28. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  29. 29. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  30. 30. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  31. 31. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  32. 32. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  33. 33. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  34. 34. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  35. 35. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  36. 36. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  37. 37. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  38. 38. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  39. 39. Death , William Butler Yeats
  40. 40. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  41. 41. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  42. 42. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  43. 43. Hymns To The Night : 6 : Longing For Death , Novalis
  44. 44. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  45. 45. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  46. 46. Death Of A Cockroach , Robert William Service
  47. 47. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  48. 48. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  49. 49. Death , Heinrich Heine
  50. 50. Sonnet 66: Tired With All These, For Res.. , William Shakespeare
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