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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


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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. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  12. 12. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  13. 13. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  14. 14. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  15. 15. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  16. 16. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  17. 17. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  18. 18. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  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. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  23. 23. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  24. 24. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  25. 25. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  26. 26. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  27. 27. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  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. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  31. 31. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  32. 32. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  33. 33. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  34. 34. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  35. 35. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  36. 36. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  37. 37. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  38. 38. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  39. 39. Death , William Butler Yeats
  40. 40. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  41. 41. A Death-Bed , Rudyard Kipling
  42. 42. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  43. 43. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  44. 44. Death , Heinrich Heine
  45. 45. Death Of A Cockroach , Robert William Service
  46. 46. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  47. 47. Absence Disembodies—so Does Death , Emily Dickinson
  48. 48. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  49. 49. On Death , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  50. 50. On The Death Of Friends In Childhood , Donald Justice
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