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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

  • Rookie - 471 Points Rajnish Mishra (2/19/2017 11:15:00 PM)

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

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  • Rookie Tina Veilleux (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

  • Bronze Star - 2,666 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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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 Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  10. 10. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  12. 12. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  13. 13. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  14. 14. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  15. 15. Angel Of Death (Death Death Death Dea.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  16. 16. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  17. 17. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  18. 18. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  19. 19. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  20. 20. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  21. 21. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  22. 22. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  23. 23. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  24. 24. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  25. 25. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  26. 26. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  27. 27. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  28. 28. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  29. 29. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  30. 30. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  31. 31. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  32. 32. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  33. 33. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  34. 34. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  35. 35. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  36. 36. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  37. 37. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  38. 38. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  39. 39. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  40. 40. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  41. 41. Death , William Butler Yeats
  42. 42. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  43. 43. On The Death Of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield , Phillis Wheatley
  44. 44. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  45. 45. Death The Leveller , James Shirley
  46. 46. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  47. 47. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  48. 48. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  49. 49. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  50. 50. The Death Of The Flowers , William Cullen Bryant
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